And the Levites—Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah—said: “Stand up and praise the Lord your God,(A) who is from everlasting to everlasting.[a]

“Blessed be your glorious name,(B) and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are the Lord.(C) You made the heavens,(D) even the highest heavens, and all their starry host,(E) the earth(F) and all that is on it, the seas(G) and all that is in them.(H) You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven(I) worship you.

“You are the Lord God, who chose Abram(J) and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans(K) and named him Abraham.(L) You found his heart faithful to you, and you made a covenant with him to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Girgashites.(M) You have kept your promise(N) because you are righteous.(O)

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  1. Nehemiah 9:5 Or God for ever and ever

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