1 Praise the Lord! in the meeting of his good people. 2 The Lord does great things; those who enjoy them seek them. 3 What he does is glorious and splendid, and his goodness continues forever. 4 His miracles are unforgettable. The Lord is kind and merciful. 5 He gives food to those who fear him. He remembers his agreement forever. 6 He has shown his people his power when he gave them the lands of other nations. 7 Everything he does is good and fair; all his orders can be trusted. 8 They will continue forever. They were made true and right. 9 He sets his people free. He made his agreement everlasting. He is holy and wonderful. 10 Wisdom begins with respect for the Lord; those who obey his orders have good understanding. He should be praised forever.
1 Praise the Lord! Happy are those who respect the Lord, who want what he commands. 2 Their descendants will be powerful in the land; the children of honest people will be blessed. 3 Their houses will be full of wealth and riches, and their goodness will continue forever. 4 A light shines in the dark for honest people, for those who are merciful and kind and good. 5 It is good to be merciful and generous. Those who are fair in their business 6 will never be defeated. Good people will always be remembered. 7 They won't be afraid of bad news; their hearts are steady because they trust the Lord. 8 They are confident and will not be afraid; they will look down on their enemies. 9 They give freely to the poor. The things they do are right and will continue forever. They will be given great honor. 10 The wicked will see this and become angry; they will grind their teeth in anger and then disappear. The wishes of the wicked will come to nothing.
1 Praise the Lord! Praise him, you servants of the Lord; praise the name of the Lord. 2 The Lord's name should be praised now and forever. 3 The Lord's name should be praised from where the sun rises to where it sets. 4 The Lord is supreme over all the nations; his glory reaches to the skies. 5 No one is like the Lord our God, who rules from heaven, 6 who bends down to look at the skies and the earth. 7 The Lord lifts the poor from the dirt and takes the helpless from the ashes. 8 He seats them with princes, the princes of his people. 9 He gives children to the woman who has none and makes her a happy mother.
1 When the Israelites went out of Egypt, the people of Jacob left that foreign country. 2 Then Judah became God's holy place; Israel became the land he ruled. 3 The Red Sea looked and ran away; the Jordan River turned back. 4 The mountains danced like sheep and the hills like little lambs. 5 Sea, why did you run away? Jordan, why did you turn back? 6 Mountains, why did you dance like sheep? Hills, why did you dance like little lambs? 7 Earth, shake with fear before the Lord, before the God of Jacob. 8 He turned a rock into a pool of water, a hard rock into a spring of water.
1 It does not belong to us, Lord. The glory belongs to you because of your love and loyalty. 2 Why do the nations ask, "Where is their God?" 3 Our God is in heaven. He does what he pleases. 4 Their idols are made of silver and gold, the work of human hands. 5 They have mouths, but they cannot speak. They have eyes, but they cannot see. 6 They have ears, but they cannot hear. They have noses, but they cannot smell. 7 They have hands, but they cannot feel. They have feet, but they cannot walk. No sounds come from their throats. 8 People who make idols will be like them, and so will those who trust them. 9 Family of Israel, trust the Lord; he is your helper and your protection. 10 Family of Aaron, trust the Lord; he is your helper and your protection. 11 You who respect the Lord should trust him; he is your helper and your protection. 12 The Lord remembers us and will bless us. He will bless the family of Israel; he will bless the family of Aaron. 13 The Lord will bless those who respect him, from the smallest to the greatest. 14 May the Lord give you success, and may he give you and your children success. 15 May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 16 Heaven belongs to the Lord, but he gave the earth to people. 17 Dead people do not praise the Lord; those in the grave are silent. 18 But we will praise the Lord now and forever.
1 I love the Lord, because he listens to my prayers for help. 2 He paid attention to me, so I will call to him for help as long as I live. 3 The ropes of death bound me, and the fear of the grave took hold of me. I was troubled and sad. 4 Then I called out the name of the Lord. I said, "Please, Lord, save me!" 5 The Lord is kind and does what is right; our God is merciful. 6 The Lord watches over the foolish; when I was helpless, he saved me. 7 I said to myself, "Relax, because the Lord takes care of you." 8 Lord, you saved me from death. You stopped my eyes from crying; you kept me from being defeated. 9 So I will walk with the Lord in the land of the living. 10 I believed, so I said, "I am completely ruined." 11 In my distress I said, "All people are liars." 12 What can I give the Lord for all the good things he has given to me? 13 I will lift up the cup of salvation, and I will pray to the Lord. 14 I will give the Lord what I promised in front of all his people. 15 The death of one that belongs to the Lord is precious in his sight. 16 Lord, I am your servant; I am your servant and the son of your female servant. You have freed me from my chains. 17 I will give you an offering to show thanks to you, and I will pray to the Lord. 18 I will give the Lord what I promised in front of all his people, 19 in the Temple courtyards in Jerusalem.
1 All you nations, praise the Lord. All you people, praise him 2 because the Lord loves us very much, and his truth is everlasting.
1 Thank the Lord because he is good. His love continues forever. 2 Let the people of Israel say, "His love continues forever." 3 Let the family of Aaron say, "His love continues forever." 4 Let those who respect the Lord say, "His love continues forever." 5 I was in trouble, so I called to the Lord. The Lord answered me and set me free. 6 I will not be afraid, because the Lord is with me. People can't do anything to me. 7 The Lord is with me to help me, so I will see my enemies defeated. 8 It is better to trust the Lord than to trust people. 9 It is better to trust the Lord than to trust princes. 10 All the nations surrounded me, but I defeated them in the name of the Lord. 11 They surrounded me on every side, but with the Lord's power I defeated them. 12 They surrounded me like a swarm of bees, but they died as quickly as thorns burn. By the Lord's power, I defeated them. 13 They chased me until I was almost defeated, but the Lord helped me. 14 The Lord gives me strength and a song. He has saved me. 15 Shouts of joy and victory come from the tents of those who do right: "The Lord has done powerful things." 16 The power of the Lord has won the victory; with his power the Lord has done mighty things. 17 I will not die, but live, and I will tell what the Lord has done. 18 The Lord has taught me a hard lesson, but he did not let me die. 19 Open for me the Temple gates. Then I will come in and thank the Lord. 20 This is the Lord's gate; only those who are good may enter through it. 21 Lord, I thank you for answering me. You have saved me. 22 The stone that the builders rejected became the cornerstone. 23 The Lord did this, and it is wonderful to us. 24 This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad today! 25 Please, Lord, save us; please, Lord, give us success. 26 God bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless all of you from the Temple of the Lord. 27 The Lord is God, and he has shown kindness to us. With branches in your hands, join the feast. Come to the corners of the altar. 28 You are my God, and I will thank you; you are my God, and I will praise your greatness. 29 Thank the Lord because he is good. His love continues forever.