Psalms 135

Psalm 1351

135:1 Praise the Lord!

Praise the name of the Lord!

Offer praise, you servants of the Lord,

135:2 who serve2 in the Lord’s temple,

in the courts of the temple of our God.

135:3 Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good!

Sing praises to his name, for it is pleasant!3

135:4 Indeed,4 the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself,

Israel to be his special possession.5

135:5 Yes,6 I know the Lord is great,

and our Lord is superior to all gods.

135:6 He does whatever he pleases

in heaven and on earth,

in the seas and all the ocean depths.

135:7 He causes the clouds to arise from the end of the earth,

makes lightning bolts accompany the rain,

and brings the wind out of his storehouses.

135:8 He struck down the firstborn of Egypt,

including both men and animals.

135:9 He performed awesome deeds7 and acts of judgment8

in your midst, O Egypt,

against Pharaoh and all his servants.

135:10 He defeated many nations,

and killed mighty kings –

135:11 Sihon, king of the Amorites,

and Og, king of Bashan,

and all the kingdoms of Canaan.

135:12 He gave their land as an inheritance,

as an inheritance to Israel his people.

135:13 O Lord, your name endures,9

your reputation, O Lord, lasts.10

135:14 For the Lord vindicates11 his people,

and has compassion on his servants.12

135:15 The nations’ idols are made of silver and gold,

they are man-made.13

135:16 They have mouths, but cannot speak,

eyes, but cannot see,

135:17 and ears, but cannot hear.

Indeed, they cannot breathe.14

135:18 Those who make them will end up15 like them,

as will everyone who trusts in them.

135:19 O family16 of Israel, praise the Lord!

O family of Aaron, praise the Lord!

135:20 O family of Levi, praise the Lord!

You loyal followers17 of the Lord, praise the Lord!

135:21 The Lord deserves praise in Zion18

he who dwells in Jerusalem.19

Praise the Lord!

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