145 I ·praise your greatness [exalt you], my God the King; I will ·praise [bless] ·you [L your name] forever and ever. 2 I will ·praise [bless] you every day; I will praise ·you [L your name] forever and ever. 3 The Lord is great and ·worthy of our praise [greatly to be praised; 48:1]; ·no one can understand how great he is [L there is no searching out/limit to his greatness].
4 ·Parents [L A generation] will ·tell their children [L praise to a generation] what you have done. They will ·retell [proclaim] your mighty acts, 5 ·wonderful majesty, and glory [L and the majestic glory of your splendor; C God’s manifest presence]. And I will ·think about [meditate on] your ·miracles [wonderful works]. 6 They will tell about the ·amazing things you do [L might of your awesomeness], and I will ·tell [recount] how great you are. 7 They will ·remember [bubble forth with] ·your great goodness [L the remembrance of your goodness] and will sing about your ·fairness [righteousness].
8 The Lord is ·kind [gracious] and ·shows mercy [compassionate]. He ·does not become angry quickly [is slow to anger] but ·is full of love [has great loyalty]. 9 The Lord is good to everyone; he is ·merciful [compassionate] to all he has made [86:15; 103:8; Ex. 34:6–7; Neh. 9:17, 31; Joel 2:13; Jon. 4:2]. 10 Lord, everything you have made will ·praise [bless] you; ·those who belong to you [your saints/loyal ones] will bless you. 11 They will tell about the glory of your kingdom and will speak about your ·power [strength]. 12 Then everyone will know the mighty things you do and the glory and ·majesty [splendor] of your kingdom. 13 Your kingdom ·will go on and on [L is an eternal kingdom], and you will rule ·forever [L from generation to generation; Dan. 4:3].
The Lord ·will keep all his promises [L is faithful/true in all his words]; he is loyal to all he has made.[a] 14 The Lord ·helps [supports] those who have ·been defeated [L fallen] and ·takes care of [L lifts up] those who are ·in trouble [bowed down]. 15 ·All living things look to you for food [L The eyes of all look to you], and you give ·it [L their food] to them at the right time. 16 You open your hand, and you satisfy the desire of all living things [Matt. 6:25–27].
17 ·Everything the Lord does is right [L The Lord is righteous in all his ways]. He is loyal ·to all he has made [or in all his deeds]. 18 The Lord is ·close [near] to everyone who ·prays to [calls on] him, to all who ·truly pray to him [call on him in truth/faithfulness]. 19 He ·gives those who respect him what they want [L accomplishes the desire of all who fear him; Prov. 1:7]. He listens when they cry, and he ·saves them [gives them victory]. 20 The Lord ·protects [guards; keeps] everyone who loves him, but he will destroy the wicked.
21 ·I will praise [L My mouth will speak the praise of] the Lord. Let ·everyone [L all flesh] ·praise [bless] his holy name forever.
Psalm 145:13made These last two cola do not appear in some Hebrew copies, but are found in the Dead Sea Scrolls and some Greek copies.
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