1 Praise the Lord! Praise his name, you servants of the Lord,
2 who stand in the Lord's house, in the Temple of our God.
3 Praise the Lord, because he is good; sing praises to his name, because he is kind.

References for Psalms 135:3

    • a 135:3 - he is kind; [or] it is pleasant to do so.
      4 He chose Jacob for himself, the people of Israel for his own.
      5 I know that our Lord is great, greater than all the gods.
      6 He does whatever he wishes in heaven and on earth, in the seas and in the depths below.
      7 He brings storm clouds from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning for the storms, and he brings out the wind from his storeroom.
      8 In Egypt he killed all the first-born of people and animals alike.
      9 There he performed miracles and wonders to punish the king and all his officials.
      10 He destroyed many nations and killed powerful kings:
      11 Sihon, king of the Amorites, Og, king of Bashan, and all the kings in Canaan.
      12 He gave their lands to his people; he gave them to Israel.
      13 Lord, you will always be proclaimed as God; all generations will remember you.
      14 The Lord will defend his people; he will take pity on his servants.
      15 The gods of the nations are made of silver and gold; 1 they are formed by human hands.

      References for Psalms 135:15

      16 They have mouths, but cannot speak, and eyes, but cannot see.
      17 They have ears, but cannot hear; they are not even able to breathe.
      18 May all who made them and who trust in them become like the idols they have made!

      References for Psalms 135:18

        • b 135:18 - May all . . . become; [or] All who made them and who trust in them will become.
          19 Praise the Lord, people of Israel; praise him, you priests of God!
          20 Praise the Lord, you Levites; praise him, all you that worship him!
          21 Praise the Lord in Zion, in Jerusalem, his home. Praise the Lord!