Let my whole being bless the LORD! Let everything inside me bless his holy name!
Let my whole being bless the LORD and never forget all his good deeds:
how God forgives all your sins, heals all your sickness,
saves your life from the pit, crowns you with faithful love and compassion,
and satisfies you with plenty of good things so that your youth is made fresh like an eagle's.
The LORD works righteousness; does justice for all who are oppressed.
God made his ways known to Moses; made his deeds known to the Israelites.
The LORD is compassionate and merciful, very patient, and full of faithful love.
God won't always play the judge; he won't be angry forever.
He doesn't deal with us according to our sin or repay us according to our wrongdoing,
because as high as heaven is above the earth, that's how large God's faithful love is for those who honor him.
As far as east is from west— that's how far God has removed our sin from us.
Like a parent feels compassion for their children— that's how the LORD feels compassion for those who honor him.
Because God knows how we're made, God remembers we're just dust.
The days of a human life are like grass: they bloom like a wildflower;
but when the wind blows through it, it's gone; even the ground where it stood doesn't remember it.
But the LORD's faithful love is from forever ago to forever from now for those who honor him. And God's righteousness reaches to the grandchildren
of those who keep his covenant and remember to keep his commands.
The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.
You divine messengers, bless the LORD! You who are mighty in power and keep his word, who obey everything he says, bless him!
All you heavenly forces, bless the LORD! All you who serve him and do his will, bless him!
All God's creatures, bless the LORD! Everywhere, throughout his kingdom, let my whole being bless the LORD!
Let my whole being bless the LORD! LORD my God, how fantastic you are! You are clothed in glory and grandeur!
You wear light like a robe; you open the skies like a curtain.
You build your lofty house on the waters; you make the clouds your chariot, going around on the wings of the wind.
You make the winds your messengers; you make fire and flame your ministers.
You established the earth on its foundations so that it will never ever fall.
You covered it with the watery deep like a piece of clothing; the waters were higher than the mountains!
But at your rebuke they ran away; they fled in fear at the sound of your thunder.
They flowed over the mountains, streaming down the valleys to the place you established for them.
You set a boundary they cannot cross so they'll never again cover the earth.
You put gushing springs into dry riverbeds. They flow between the mountains,
providing water for every wild animal— the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
Overhead, the birds in the sky make their home, chirping loudly in the trees.
From your lofty house, you water the mountains. The earth is filled full by the fruit of what you've done.
You make grass grow for cattle; you make plants for human farming in order to get food from the ground,
and wine, which cheers people's hearts, along with oil, which makes the face shine, and bread, which sustains the human heart.
The LORD's trees are well watered— the cedars of Lebanon, which God planted,
where the birds make their nests, where the stork has a home in the cypresses.
The high mountains belong to the mountain goats; the ridges are the refuge of badgers.
God made the moon for the seasons, and the sun too, which knows when to set.
You bring on the darkness and it is night, when every forest animal prowls.
The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God.
When the sun rises, they gather together and lie down in their dens.
Then people go off to their work, to do their work until evening.
LORD, you have done so many things! You made them all so wisely! The earth is full of your creations!
And then there's the sea, wide and deep, with its countless creatures— living things both small and large.
There go the ships on it, and Leviathan, which you made, plays in it!
All your creations wait for you to give them their food on time.
When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled completely full!
But when you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to dust.
When you let loose your breath, they are created, and you make the surface of the ground brand-new again.
Let the LORD's glory last forever! Let the LORD rejoice in all he has made!
He has only to look at the earth, and it shakes. God just touches the mountains, and they erupt in smoke.
I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I'm still alive.
Let my praise be pleasing to him; I'm rejoicing in the LORD!
Let sinners be wiped clean from the earth; let the wicked be no more. But let my whole being bless the LORD! Praise the LORD!
Give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make his deeds known to all people!
Sing to God; sing praises to the Lord; dwell on all his wondrous works!
Give praise to God's holy name! Let the hearts rejoice of all those seeking the LORD!
Pursue the LORD and his strength; seek his face always!
Remember the wondrous works he has done, all his marvelous works, and the justice he declared—
you who are the offspring of Abraham, his servant, and the children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
The LORD—he is our God. His justice is everywhere throughout the whole world.
God remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded to a thousand generations,
which he made with Abraham, the solemn pledge he swore to Isaac.
God set it up as binding law for Jacob, as an eternal covenant for Israel,
promising, "I hereby give you the land of Canaan as your allotted inheritance."
When they were few in number— insignificant, just immigrants—
wandering from nation to nation, from one kingdom to the next,
God didn't let anyone oppress them. God punished kings for their sake:
"Don't touch my anointed ones; don't harm my prophets!"
When God called for a famine in the land, destroying every source of food,
he sent a man ahead of them, who was sold as a slave: it was Joseph.
Joseph's feet hurt in his shackles; his neck was in an iron collar,
until what he predicted actually happened, until what the LORD had said proved him true.
The king sent for Joseph and set him free; the ruler of many people released him.
The king made Joseph master of his house and ruler over everything he owned,
to make sure his princes acted according to his will, and to teach wisdom to his advisors.
That's how Israel came to Egypt, how Jacob became an immigrant in the land of Ham.
God made his people very fruitful, more powerful than their enemies,
whose hearts God changed so they hated his people and dealt shrewdly with his servants.
God sent Moses his servant and the one he chose, Aaron.
They put God's signs on Egypt, his marvelous works on the land of Ham.
God sent darkness, and it became dark, but the Egyptians rejected his word.
God turned their waters into blood and killed their fish.
God made their land swarm with frogs— even in the bedrooms of their king!
God spoke, and the insects came— gnats throughout their whole country!
God turned their rain into hail along with lightning flashes throughout their land.
God destroyed their vines and their fig trees; shattered the trees of their countryside.
God spoke, and the locusts came— countless grasshoppers came!
They devoured all the plants in their land; they devoured the fruit of their soil.
God struck down all the oldest sons throughout their land; struck down their very pride and joy.
Then God brought Israel out, filled with silver and gold; not one of its tribes stumbled.
Egypt celebrated when they left, because the dread of Israel had come upon them.
God spread out clouds as a covering; gave lightning to provide light at night.
The people asked, and God brought quail; God filled them full with food from heaven.
God opened the rock and out gushed water— flowing like a river through the desert!
Because God remembered his holy promise to Abraham his servant,
God brought his people out with rejoicing, his chosen ones with songs of joy.
God gave them the lands of other nations; they inherited the wealth of many peoples—
all so that they would keep his laws and observe his instructions. Praise the LORD!