Who Is like the Lord Our God?

113 (A)Praise the Lord!
(B)Praise, O (C)servants of the Lord,
    praise the name of the Lord!

(D)Blessed be the name of the Lord
    from this time forth and forevermore!
(E)From the rising of the sun to its setting,
    (F)the name of the Lord is (G)to be praised!

The Lord is (H)high above all nations,
    and his (I)glory above the heavens!
(J)Who is like the Lord our God,
    who is seated on high,
who (K)looks far down
    on the heavens and the earth?
He (L)raises the poor from the dust
    and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them (M)sit with princes,
    with the princes of his people.
He (N)gives the barren woman a home,
    making her the joyous mother of children.
(O)Praise the Lord!

Tremble at the Presence of the Lord

114 When (P)Israel went out from Egypt,
    the house of Jacob from (Q)a people of strange language,
Judah became his (R)sanctuary,
    Israel his dominion.

(S)The sea looked and fled;
    (T)Jordan turned back.
(U)The mountains skipped like rams,
    the hills like lambs.

What (V)ails you, O sea, that you flee?
    O Jordan, that you turn back?
O mountains, that you skip like rams?
    O hills, like lambs?

(W)Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,
    at the presence of the God of Jacob,
who turns (X)the rock into (Y)a pool of water,
    (Z)the flint into a spring of water.

To Your Name Give Glory

115 (AA)Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,
    (AB)for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!

Why should the nations say,
    (AC)“Where is their God?”
(AD)Our God is in the heavens;
    (AE)he does all that he pleases.

(AF)Their idols are silver and gold,
    (AG)the work of human hands.
They have mouths, (AH)but do not speak;
    eyes, but do not see.
They have ears, but do not hear;
    noses, but do not smell.
They have hands, but do not feel;
    feet, but do not walk;
    and they do not make a sound in their throat.
(AI)Those who make them become like them;
    so do all who trust in them.

O (AJ)Israel,[a] (AK)trust in the Lord!
    He is their (AL)help and their shield.
10 O (AM)house of Aaron, trust in the Lord!
    He is their help and (AN)their shield.
11 You (AO)who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord!
    He is their help and their shield.

12 The Lord has remembered us; he will bless us;
    he will bless (AP)the house of Israel;
    he will bless (AQ)the house of Aaron;
13 he will (AR)bless those who fear the Lord,
    (AS)both the small and the great.

14 May the Lord (AT)give you increase,
    you and your children!
15 May (AU)you be blessed by the Lord,
    (AV)who made heaven and earth!

16 The heavens are the Lord's heavens,
    but the earth he has given to the children of man.
17 (AW)The dead do not praise the Lord,
    nor do any who go down into (AX)silence.
18 But (AY)we will bless the Lord
    from this time forth and forevermore.
(AZ)Praise the Lord!

I Love the Lord

116 I (BA)love the Lord, because he has (BB)heard
    my voice and my pleas for mercy.
Because he (BC)inclined his ear to me,
    therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
(BD)The snares of death encompassed me;
    the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
    I suffered distress and anguish.
Then (BE)I called on the name of the Lord:
    “O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!”

(BF)Gracious is the Lord, and (BG)righteous;
    our God is (BH)merciful.
The Lord preserves (BI)the simple;
    when (BJ)I was brought low, he saved me.
Return, O my soul, to your (BK)rest;
    for the Lord has (BL)dealt bountifully with you.

For (BM)you have delivered my soul from death,
    my eyes from tears,
    my feet from stumbling;
I will walk before the Lord
    (BN)in the land of the living.

10 (BO)I believed, (BP)even when[b] I spoke:
    “I am greatly afflicted”;
11 (BQ)I said in my alarm,
    (BR)“All mankind are liars.”

12 What shall I (BS)render to the Lord
    for all his benefits to me?
13 I will lift up (BT)the cup of salvation
    and (BU)call on the name of the Lord,
14 I will (BV)pay my vows to the Lord
    in the presence of all his people.

15 (BW)Precious in the sight of the Lord
    is the death of his (BX)saints.
16 O Lord, I am your (BY)servant;
    I am your servant, (BZ)the son of your maidservant.
    You have (CA)loosed my bonds.
17 I will (CB)offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
    and (CC)call on the name of the Lord.
18 I will (CD)pay my vows to the Lord
    in the presence of all his people,
19 in (CE)the courts of the house of the Lord,
    in your midst, O Jerusalem.
(CF)Praise the Lord!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 115:9 Masoretic Text; many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac O house of Israel
  2. Psalm 116:10 Or believed, indeed; Septuagint believed, therefore

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