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Psalm 135:1-2 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Psalm 135[a]

Praise of God, the Ruler and Benefactor of Israel

Hallelujah!

I

Praise the name of the Lord!
    Praise, you servants of the Lord,
Who stand in the house of the Lord,
    in the courts of the house of our God!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 135 The hymn begins and ends with an invitation to praise God (Ps 135:1–3, 19–20) for the great act of choosing Israel (Ps 135:4). The story of Israel’s emergence as a people is told in Ps 135:5–14; God created and redeemed the people, easily conquering all opposition. God’s defeat of hostile powers means that the powers themselves and their images are useless (Ps 135:15–18). The last three verses appear also in Ps 115:4–8.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Psalm 135:3-4 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good!
    Sing to his name, for it brings joy!
[a]For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself,
    Israel as his treasured possession.

Footnotes:

  1. 135:4 Though all nations are God’s, Israel has a special status as God’s “treasured” people: Ex 19:5; Dt 7:6; 14:2; 26:18; Mal 3:17.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Scripture texts, prefaces, introductions, footnotes and cross references used in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

Psalm 135:5-6 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

II

For I know that the Lord is great,
    that our Lord is greater than all gods.
Whatever the Lord desires
    he does in heaven and on earth,
    in the seas and all the depths.

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Scripture texts, prefaces, introductions, footnotes and cross references used in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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