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Psalm 146

Praise Him for Protection

Praise for Protection

Praise the Lord.[a]

A Lifetime of Praise

Praise the Lord, O my soul.
I will praise the Lord as long as I live.
I will make music to my God as long as I exist.

No Help in Humans

Do not trust in human helpers,[b]
in a mortal man who cannot save you.
His spirit departs.
He returns to the ground he came from.
On that day, his plans have perished.

Help in the Lord

Blessed is everyone who has the God of Jacob as his help.
His hope is in the Lord his God,
    the Maker of heaven and earth,
    the sea, and everything which is in them.
He is the one who stays faithful forever.
He obtains justice for the oppressed.
He gives food to the hungry.
The Lord releases prisoners.
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down.
The Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the aliens.
The fatherless and the widow he sustains,
but he turns aside the way of the wicked.

An Eternity for Praise

10 The Lord reigns forever.
Your God, O Zion, rules for all generations.
Praise the Lord.


  1. Psalm 146:1 Hebrew hallelu Yah
  2. Psalm 146:3 The Hebrew word refers to rich people who have the willingness and the means to help the needy.