Psalm 146-150 King James Version

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Praise for the LORD's Righteous Acts

146 1  Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. 2  While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. 3  Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. [1] 4  His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

5  Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God: 6  Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever: 7  Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth the prisoners: 8  The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: the Lord loveth the righteous: 9  The Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down. 10  The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord.

Praise for the LORD's Favor to Jerusalem

147 1  Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. 2  The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. 3  He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. [2] 4  He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. 5  Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. 6  The Lord lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground. 7  Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: 8  Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. 9  He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. 10  He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. 11  The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

12  Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. 13  For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee. 14  He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. 15  He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly. 16  He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. 17  He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold? 18  He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow. 19  He sheweth his word [3] unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. 20  He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the Lord.

All Creation Exhorted to Praise the LORD

148 1  Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights. 2  Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. 3  Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. 4  Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens. 5  Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created. 6  He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.

7  Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps: 8  Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word: 9  Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars: 10  Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying [4] fowl: 11  Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth: 12  Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children: 13  Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; [5] his glory is above the earth and heaven. 14  He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the Lord.

Israel Exhorted to Praise the LORD

149 1  Praise [6] ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. 2  Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. 3  Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. 4  For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. 5  Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.

6  Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, [7] and a twoedged sword in their hand; 7  To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; 8  To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9  To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord.

A Call to Praise God with Musical Instruments

150 1  Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. 2  Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3  Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: [8] praise him with the psaltery and harp. 4  Praise him with the timbrel and dance: [9] praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 5  Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. 6  Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

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Footnotes

[1] 146:3 help: or, salvation

[2] 147:3 wounds: Heb. griefs

[3] 147:19 his word: Heb. his words

[4] 148:10 flying...: Heb. birds of wing

[5] 148:13 excellent: Heb. exalted

[6] 149:1 Praise...: Heb. Hallelujah

[7] 149:6 mouth: Heb. throat

[8] 150:3 trumpet: or, cornet

[9] 150:4 dance: or, pipe

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