Hallelujah! Praise the name of God, praise the works of God.
All you priests on duty in God's temple, serving in the sacred halls of our God,
Shout "Hallelujah!" because God's so good, sing anthems to his beautiful name.
And why? Because God chose Jacob, embraced Israel as a prize possession.
I too give witness to the greatness of God, our Lord, high above all other gods.
He does just as he pleases - however, wherever, whenever.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)