Psalm 145[a]

A psalm of praise. Of David.

I will exalt you,(A) my God the King;(B)
    I will praise your name(C) for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise(D) you
    and extol your name(E) for ever and ever.

Great(F) is the Lord and most worthy of praise;(G)
    his greatness no one can fathom.(H)
One generation(I) commends your works to another;
    they tell(J) of your mighty acts.(K)
They speak of the glorious splendor(L) of your majesty—
    and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b](M)

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  1. Psalm 145:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which (including verse 13b) begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. Psalm 145:5 Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); Masoretic Text On the glorious splendor of your majesty / and on your wonderful works I will meditate

17 The Lord is righteous(A) in all his ways
    and faithful in all he does.(B)
18 The Lord is near(C) to all who call on him,(D)
    to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desires(E) of those who fear him;(F)
    he hears their cry(G) and saves them.(H)
20 The Lord watches over(I) all who love him,(J)
    but all the wicked he will destroy.(K)

21 My mouth will speak(L) in praise of the Lord.
    Let every creature(M) praise his holy name(N)
    for ever and ever.

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