112 [a]Praise [b]the Lord! How blessed is the man who [c]fears the Lord, Who greatly delights in His commandments. 2 His [d]descendants will be mighty [e]on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever. 4 Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He isgracious and compassionate and righteous. 5 It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will [f]maintain his cause in judgment. 6 For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be [g]remembered forever.
7 He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. 8 His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries. 9 [h]He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.
10 The wicked will see it and be [i]vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish.
The Lord Exalts the Humble.
113 [j]Praise [k]the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, Praise the name of the Lord. 2 Blessed be the name of the Lord From this time forth and forever. 3 From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the Lord is to be praised. 4 The Lord is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.
5 Who is like the Lord our God, Who is enthroned on high, 6 Who [l]humbles Himself to behold The things that are in heaven and in the earth? 7 He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the needy from the ash heap, 8 To make themsit with [m]princes, With the [n]princes of His people. 9 He makes the barren woman abide in the house As a joyful mother of children. [o]Praise [p]the Lord!
God’s Deliverance of Israel from Egypt.
114 When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language, 2 Judah became His sanctuary, Israel, His dominion.
3 The sea looked and fled; The Jordan turned back. 4 The mountains skipped like rams, The hills, like lambs. 5 What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back? 6 O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, O earth, before the Lord, Before the God of Jacob, 8 Who turned the rock into a pool of water, The flint into a fountain of water.
Heathen Idols Contrasted with the Lord.
115 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your [q]truth. 2 Why should the nations say, “Where, now, is their God?” 3 But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases. 4 Their idols are silver and gold, The work of man’s hands. 5 They have mouths, but they cannot speak; They have eyes, but they cannot see; 6 They have ears, but they cannot hear; They have noses, but they cannot smell; 7 [r]They have hands, but they cannot feel; [s]They have feet, but they cannot walk; They cannot make a sound with their throat. 8 Those who make them [t]will become like them, Everyone who trusts in them.
9 O Israel, trust in the Lord; He is their help and their shield. 10 O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord; He is their help and their shield. 11 You who [u]fear the Lord, trust in the Lord; He is their help and their shield. 12 The Lordhas been mindful of us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron. 13 He will bless those who [v]fear the Lord, The small together with the great. 14 May the Lordgive you increase, You and your children. 15 May you be blessed of the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth.
16 The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, But the earth He has given to the sons of men. 17 The dead do not praise [w]the Lord, Nor do any who go down into silence; 18 But as for us, we will bless [x]the Lord From this time forth and forever. [y]Praise [z]the Lord!
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