Psalm 146-150 New American Standard Bible

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Praise for the LORD's Righteous Acts

146 1  Praise the Lord ! Praise the Lord , O my soul ! 2  I will praise the Lord while I live ; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. 3  Do not trust in princes , In mortal man , in whom there is no salvation . 4  His spirit departs , he returns to the earth ; In that very day his thoughts perish .

5  How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob , Whose hope is in the Lord his God , 6  Who made heaven and earth , The sea and all that is in them; Who keeps faith forever ; 7  Who executes justice for the oppressed ; Who gives food to the hungry . The Lord sets the prisoners free . 8  The Lord opens the eyes of the blind ; The Lord raises up those who are bowed down ; The Lord loves the righteous ; 9  The Lord protects the strangers ; He supports the fatherless and the widow , But He thwarts the way of the wicked . 10  The Lord will reign forever , Your God , O Zion , to all generations . Praise the Lord !

Praise for the LORD's Favor to Jerusalem

147 1  Praise the Lord ! For it is good to sing praises to our God ; For it is pleasant and praise is becoming . 2  The Lord builds up Jerusalem ; He gathers the outcasts of Israel . 3  He heals the brokenhearted e And binds up their wounds . 4  He counts the number of the stars ; He gives names to all of them. 5  Great is our Lord and abundant in strength ; His understanding is infinite e . 6  The Lord supports the afflicted ; He brings down the wicked to the ground . 7  Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving ; Sing praises to our God on the lyre , 8  Who covers the heavens with clouds , Who provides rain for the earth , Who makes grass to grow on the mountains . 9  He gives to the beast its food , And to the young ravens which cry . 10  He does not delight in the strength of the horse ; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man . 11  The Lord favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness .

12  Praise the Lord , O Jerusalem ! Praise your God , O Zion ! 13  For He has strengthened the bars of your gates ; He has blessed your sons within you. 14  He makes peace in your borders ; He satisfies you with the finest of the wheat . 15  He sends forth His command to the earth ; His word runs very swiftly . 16  He gives snow like wool ; He scatters the frost like ashes . 17  He casts forth His ice as fragments ; Who can stand before His cold ? 18  He sends forth His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow . 19  He declares His words to Jacob , His statutes and His ordinances to Israel . 20  He has not dealt thus with any nation ; And as for His ordinances , they have not known them. Praise the Lord !

All Creation Exhorted to Praise the LORD

148 1  Praise the Lord ! Praise the Lord from the heavens ; Praise Him in the heights ! 2  Praise Him, all His angels ; Praise Him, all His hosts ! 3  Praise Him, sun and moon ; Praise Him, all stars of light ! 4  Praise Him, highest heavens , And the waters that are above e the heavens ! 5  Let them praise the name of the Lord , For He commanded and they were created . 6  He has also established them forever and ever ; He has made a decree which will not pass away .

7  Praise the Lord from the earth , Sea monsters and all deeps ; 8  Fire and hail , snow and clouds ; Stormy wind , fulfilling His word ; 9  Mountains and all hills ; Fruit trees and all cedars ; 10  Beasts and all cattle ; Creeping things and winged fowl ; 11  Kings of the earth and all peoples ; Princes and all judges of the earth ; 12  Both young men and virgins ; Old men and children . 13  Let them praise the name of the Lord , For His name alone is exalted ; His glory is above earth and heaven . 14  And He has lifted up a horn for His people , Praise for all His godly ones ; Even for the sons of Israel , a people near to Him. Praise the Lord !

Israel Exhorted to Praise the LORD

149 1  Praise the Lord ! Sing to the Lord a new song , And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones . 2  Let Israel be glad in his Maker ; Let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King . 3  Let them praise His name with dancing ; Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre . 4  For the Lord takes pleasure in His people ; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation . 5  Let the godly ones exult in glory ; Let them sing for joy on their beds .

6  Let the high praises of God be in their mouth , And a two-edged sword in their hand , 7  To execute vengeance on the nations And punishment on the peoples , 8  To bind their kings with chains And their nobles with fetters of iron , 9  To execute on them the judgment written ; This is an honor for all His godly ones . Praise the Lord !

A Call to Praise God with Musical Instruments

150 1  Praise the Lord ! Praise God in His sanctuary ; Praise Him in His mighty expanse . 2  Praise Him for His mighty deeds ; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness . 3  Praise Him with trumpet sound ; Praise Him with harp and lyre . 4  Praise Him with timbrel and dancing ; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe . 5  Praise Him with loud cymbals ; Praise Him with resounding cymbals . 6  Let everything that has breath praise the Lord . Praise the Lord !

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