Psalm 146
The God of Compassion
My soul, praise the Lord.146:1 Ps 103:1
2I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing to my God as long as I live.146:2 Ps 63:4; 104:33

3Do not trust in nobles,
in a son of man,146:3 Or a mere mortal who cannot save.146:3 Ps 60:11; 108:12; 118:8–9
4When his breath146:4 Or spirit leaves him,
he returns to the ground;
on that day his plans die.146:4 Gn 2:7; 3:19

5Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,146:5 Ps 144:15; Jr 17:7
6the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea and everything in them.146:6 Ps 115:15; Ac 14:15
He remains faithful forever,146:6 Ps 117:2
7executing justice for the exploited
and giving food to the hungry.146:7 Ps 103:6; 107:9
The Lord frees prisoners.146:7 Is 61:1
8The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.146:8 Mt 9:27–30; Jn 9:7
The Lord raises up those who are oppressed.146:8 Lit bowed down146:8 Ps 145:15
The Lord loves the righteous.146:8 Ps 11:7
9The Lord protects resident aliens
and helps the fatherless and the widow,146:9 Ex 22:22–23; Dt 10:18
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.146:9 Ps 147:6

10The Lord reigns forever;
Zion, your God reigns for all generations.146:10 Ex 15:18; Ps 10:16