Praise to God in Creation and Redemption
1Praise the Lord!
Praise the name of the Lord;
Praise Him, O you servants of the Lord!
2You who stand in the house of the Lord,
In the courts of the house of our God,
3Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant.
4For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself,
Israel for His 135:4 precious possessionspecial treasure.
5For I know that the Lord is great,
And our Lord is above all gods.
6Whatever the Lord pleases He does,
In heaven and in earth,
In the seas and in all deep places.
7He causes the 135:7 Water vaporvapors to ascend from the ends of the earth;
He makes lightning for the rain;
He brings the wind out of His treasuries.
8He 135:8 Lit. struck downdestroyed the firstborn of Egypt,
135:8 Lit. From man to beastBoth of man and beast.
9He sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, O Egypt,
Upon Pharaoh and all his servants.
10He defeated many nations
And slew mighty kings—
11Sihon king of the Amorites,
Og king of Bashan,
And all the kingdoms of Canaan—
12And gave their land as a 135:12 inheritanceheritage,
A heritage to Israel His people.
13Your name, O Lord, endures forever,
Your fame, O Lord, throughout all generations.
14For the Lord will judge His people,
And He will have compassion on His servants.
15The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
The work of men’s hands.
16They have mouths, but they do not speak;
Eyes they have, but they do not see;
17They have ears, but they do not hear;
Nor is there any breath in their mouths.
18Those who make them are like them;
So is everyone who trusts in them.
19Bless the Lord, O house of Israel!
Bless the Lord, O house of Aaron!
20Bless the Lord, O house of Levi!
You who fear the Lord, bless the Lord!
21Blessed be the Lord out of Zion,
Who dwells in Jerusalem!
Praise the Lord!