A Psalm of Praise.

117 (A)Praise the Lord, all nations;
Sing His praises, all peoples!
For His (B)mercy toward us is [a]great,
And the [b](C)truth of the Lord is everlasting.
[c]Praise [d]the Lord!


  1. Psalm 117:2 Lit superior to us
  2. Psalm 117:2 Or faithfulness
  3. Psalm 117:2 Or Hallelujah!
  4. Psalm 117:2 Heb Yah

Foolishness and Wickedness of People.

For the music director. A Psalm of David.

14 The fool has (A)said in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, they have committed detestable acts;
There is (B)no one who does good.
The Lord has (C)looked down from heaven upon the sons of mankind
To see if there are any who [a](D)understand,
Who (E)seek God.
They have all (F)turned aside, together they are corrupt;
There is (G)no one who does good, not even one.

Do all the workers of injustice (H)not know,
Who (I)devour my people as they eat bread,
And (J)do not call upon the Lord?
There they are in great dread,
For God is with a (K)righteous generation.
You would put to shame the plan of the poor,
But the Lord is his (L)refuge.

Oh, that (M)the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord (N)restores the fortunes of His people,
Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.


  1. Psalm 14:2 Or act wisely

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