The LORD's Care for His People
111 1 Hallelujah! I will celebrate Jehovah with [my] whole heart, in the council of the upright, and in the assembly. 2 Great are the works of Jehovah; sought out of all that delight in them. 3 His work is majesty and splendour, and his righteousness abideth for ever. 4 He hath made his wonders to be remembered: Jehovah is gracious and merciful. 5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant.
6 He hath shewn his people the power of his works, to give them the heritage of the nations. 7 The works of his hands are truth and judgment; all his precepts are faithful: 8 Maintained for ever and ever, done in truth and uprightness. 9 He sent deliverance unto his people; he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and terrible is his name. 10 The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that do [his precepts]: his praise abideth for ever.
The Prosperity of Him Who Fears the LORD
112 1 Hallelujah! Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. 2 His seed shall be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright shall be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches [shall be] in his house; and his righteousness abideth for ever. 4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness; he is gracious, and merciful, and righteous. 5 It is well with the man that is gracious and lendeth; he will sustain his cause in judgment.
6 For he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. 7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed confiding in Jehovah; 8 His heart is maintained, he is not afraid, until he see [his desire] upon his oppressors. 9 He scattereth abroad, he giveth to the needy; his righteousness abideth for ever: his horn shall be exalted with honour. 10 The wicked [man] shall see [it] and be vexed; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
Praise for Exalting the Humble
113 1 Hallelujah! Praise, ye servants of Jehovah, praise the name of Jehovah. 2 Blessed be the name of Jehovah, from this time forth and for evermore! 3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, let Jehovah's name be praised. 4 Jehovah is high above all nations, his glory above the heavens. 5 Who is like unto Jehovah our God, who hath placed his dwelling on high; 6 Who humbleth himself to look on the heavens and on the earth? 7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust; from the dung-hill he lifteth up the needy, 8 To set [him] among nobles, among the nobles of his people. 9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, [as] a joyful mother of sons. Hallelujah!
The Wonders of the Exodus
114 1 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language, 2 Judah was his sanctuary, Israel his dominion. 3 The sea saw it and fled, the Jordan turned back; 4 The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. 5 What ailed thee, thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou turnedst back? 6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams? ye hills, like lambs? 7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the +God of Jacob, 8 Who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
God and the Idols
115 1 Not unto us, O Jehovah, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth's sake. 2 Wherefore should the nations say, Where then is their God? 3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he pleased. 4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands: 5 They have a mouth, and they speak not; eyes have they, and they see not; 6 They have ears, and they hear not; a nose have they, and they smell not; 7 They have hands, and they handle not; feet have they, and they walk not; they give no sound through their throat. 8 They that make them are like unto them,—every one that confideth in them.
9 O Israel, confide thou in Jehovah: he is their help and their shield. 10 House of Aaron, confide in Jehovah: he is their help and their shield. 11 Ye that fear Jehovah, confide in Jehovah: he is their help and their shield. 12 Jehovah hath been mindful of us: he will bless, he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron; 13 He will bless them that fear Jehovah, both the small and the great. 14 Jehovah will add unto you more, unto you and unto your children. 15 Ye are blessed of Jehovah, who made the heavens and the earth. 16 The heavens are the heavens of Jehovah, but the earth hath he given to the children of men. 17 The dead praise not Jah, neither any that go down into silence; 18 But we will bless Jah from this time forth and for evermore. Hallelujah!
Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death
116 1 I love Jehovah, for he hath heard my voice [and] my supplications; 2 For he hath inclined his ear unto me, and I will call upon him during [all] my days. 3 The bands of death encompassed me, and the anguish of Sheol took hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow: 4 Then called I upon the name of Jehovah: I beseech thee, Jehovah, deliver my soul. 5 Gracious is Jehovah and righteous; and our God is merciful. 6 Jehovah keepeth the simple: I was brought low, and he saved me. 7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for Jehovah hath dealt bountifully with thee. 8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, my feet from falling. 9 I will walk before Jehovah in the land of the living.
10 I believed, therefore have I spoken. As for me, I was greatly afflicted. 11 I said in my haste, All men are liars. 12 What shall I render unto Jehovah, [for] all his benefits toward me? 13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of Jehovah. 14 I will perform my vows unto Jehovah, yea, before all his people. 15 Precious in the sight of Jehovah is the death of his saints. 16 Yea, Jehovah! for I am thy servant; I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. 17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of Jehovah. 18 I will perform my vows unto Jehovah, yea, before all his people, 19 In the courts of Jehovah's house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah!
Praise for the LORD's Merciful Kindness
Thanksgiving for the LORD's Salvation
118 1 Give ye thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever. 2 Oh let Israel say, that his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever. 3 Oh let the house of Aaron say, that his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever. 4 Oh let them that fear Jehovah say, that his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever. 5 I called upon Jah in distress; Jah answered me [and set me] in a large place. 6 Jehovah is for me, I will not fear; what can man do unto me? 7 Jehovah is for me among them that help me; and I shall see [my desire] upon them that hate me. 8 It is better to trust in Jehovah than to put confidence in man; 9 It is better to trust in Jehovah than to put confidence in nobles. 10 All nations encompassed me; but in the name of Jehovah have I destroyed them. 11 They encompassed me, yea, encompassed me; but in the name of Jehovah have I destroyed them. 12 They encompassed me like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of Jehovah have I destroyed them. 13 Thou hast thrust hard at me that I might fall; but Jehovah helped me. 14 My strength and song is Jah, and he is become my salvation. 15 The voice of triumph and salvation is in the tents of the righteous: the right hand of Jehovah doeth valiantly; 16 The right hand of Jehovah is exalted, the right hand of Jehovah doeth valiantly. 17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of Jah. 18 Jah hath chastened me sore; but he hath not given me over unto death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will enter into them; Jah will I praise. 20 This is the gate of Jehovah: the righteous shall enter therein. 21 I will give thee thanks, for thou hast answered me, and art become my salvation. 22 [The] stone which the builders rejected hath become the head of the corner: 23 This is of Jehovah; it is wonderful in our eyes. 24 This is the day that Jehovah hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. 25 Oh save, Jehovah, I beseech thee; Jehovah, I beseech thee, oh send prosperity! 26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of Jehovah. We have blessed you out of the house of Jehovah. 27 Jehovah is God, and he hath given us light: bind the sacrifice with cords,—up to the horns of the altar. 28 Thou art my God, and I will give thee thanks; my God, I will exalt thee. 29 Give ye thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever.