New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition
Praise for God’s Universal Glory
1 Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights!
2 Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his host!(A)
3 Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars!
4 Praise him, you highest heavens
and you waters above the heavens!(B)
9 Mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars!(G)
10 Wild animals and all cattle,
creeping things and flying birds!
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
12 Young men and women alike,
old and young together!
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his glory is above earth and heaven.(H)
14 He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his faithful,
for the people of Israel who are close to him.
Praise the Lord!(I)
Praise for God’s Goodness to Israel
1 Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
his praise in the assembly of the faithful.(J)
2 Let Israel be glad in its Maker;
let the children of Zion rejoice in their King.(K)
3 Let them praise his name with dancing,
making melody to him with tambourine and lyre.(L)
4 For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;
he adorns the humble with victory.(M)
5 Let the faithful exult in glory;
let them sing for joy on their couches.(N)
6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats
and two-edged swords in their hands,(O)
7 to execute vengeance on the nations
and punishment on the peoples,
8 to bind their kings with fetters
and their nobles with chains of iron,
9 to execute on them the judgment decreed.
This is glory for all his faithful ones.
Praise the Lord!(P)
Praise for God’s Surpassing Greatness
3 Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!(S)
4 Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!(T)
5 Praise him with clanging cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!(U)
6 Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!