Psalm 145
Praising God’s Greatness
A hymn of David.
1I145:1 The lines of this poem form an acrostic. exalt you, my God the King,
and bless your name forever and ever.145:1 Ps 30:1; 34:1; 99:5,9
2I will bless you every day;
I will praise your name forever and ever.145:2 Ps 146:2

3The Lord is great and is highly praised;145:3 Ps 48:1; 147:5
his greatness is unsearchable.145:3 Jb 5:9; 9:10; Is 40:28
4One generation will declare your works to the next
and will proclaim your mighty acts.145:4 Ps 22:30–31
5I145:5 LXX, Syr read They will speak of your splendor and glorious majesty
and145:5 LXX, Syr read and they will tell of your wondrous works.145:5 Ps 119:27
6They will proclaim the power of your awe-inspiring acts,
and I will declare your greatness.145:6 Alt Hb tradition, Jer read great deeds145:6 Dt 10:21; Ps 106:2
7They will give a testimony of your great goodness
and will joyfully sing of your righteousness.145:7 Is 63:7

8The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and great in faithful love.145:8 Ex 34:6; Ps 86:5,15; 103:8
9The Lord is good to everyone;145:9 Ac 14:17
his compassion rests on all he has made.145:9 Ps 100:5
10All you have made will thank you, Lord;
the145:10 Lit your faithful will bless you.145:10 Ps 19:1; 103:22
11They will speak of the glory of your kingdom
and will declare your might,145:11 Jr 14:21
12informing all people of your mighty acts
and of the glorious splendor of your145:12 LXX, Syr, Jer; MT reads his kingdom.145:12 Ps 105:1; 145:5
13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom;
your rule is for all generations.145:13 Ps 10:16; 2Pt 1:11
The Lord is faithful in all his words
and gracious in all his actions.145:13 One Hb ms, DSS, LXX, Syr; other Hb mss omit The Lord is faithful in all his words and gracious in all his actions.145:13 Ps 103:8

14The Lord helps all who fall;
he raises up all who are oppressed.145:14 Lit bowed down145:14 Ps 37:24; 146:8
15All eyes look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.145:15 Ps 104:27; 136:25
16You open your hand
and satisfy the desire of every living thing.145:16 Ps 104:28

17The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all his acts.145:17 Ps 116:5
18The Lord is near all who call out to him,
all who call out to him with integrity.145:18 Dt 4:7; Ps 34:18; Jn 4:23–24
19He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cry for help and saves them.145:19 Ps 10:17; 21:2; 37:4
20The Lord guards all those who love him,
but he destroys all the wicked.145:20 Ps 31:23; 97:10
21My mouth will declare the Lord’s praise;
let every living thing
bless his holy name forever and ever.145:21 Ps 65:2; 150:6