Psalm 135 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hallelujah! Praise the name of God, praise the works of God. 1 Praise the LORD. Praise the name of the LORD; praise him, you servants of the LORD,
2 All you priests on duty in God's temple, serving in the sacred halls of our God, 2 you who minister in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God.
3 Shout "Hallelujah!" because God's so good, sing anthems to his beautiful name. 3 Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.
4 And why? Because God chose Jacob, embraced Israel as a prize possession. 4 For the LORD has chosen Jacob to be his own, Israel to be his treasured possession.
5 I too give witness to the greatness of God, our Lord, high above all other gods. 5 I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods.
6 He does just as he pleases - however, wherever, whenever. 6 The LORD does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths.
7 He makes the weather - clouds and thunder, lightning and rain, wind pouring out of the north. 7 He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.
8 He struck down the Egyptian firstborn, both human and animal firstborn. 8 He struck down the firstborn of Egypt, the firstborn of men and animals.
9 He made Egypt sit up and take notice, confronted Pharaoh and his servants with miracles. 9 He sent his signs and wonders into your midst, O Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his servants.
10 Yes, he struck down great nations, he slew mighty kings - 10 He struck down many nations and killed mighty kings--
11 Sihon king of the Amorites, also Og of Bashan - every last one of the Canaanite kings! 11 Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan and all the kings of Canaan--
12 Then he turned their land over to Israel, a gift of good land to his people. 12 and he gave their land as an inheritance, an inheritance to his people Israel.
13 God, your name is eternal, God, you'll never be out-of-date. 13 Your name, O LORD, endures forever, your renown, O LORD, through all generations.
14 God stands up for his people, God holds the hands of his people. 14 For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.
15 The gods of the godless nations are mere trinkets, made for quick sale in the markets: 15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men.
16 Chiseled mouths that can't talk, painted eyes that can't see, 16 They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but they cannot see;
17 Carved ears that can't hear - dead wood! cold metal! 17 they have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths.
18 Those who make and trust them become like them. 18 Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.
19 Family of Israel, bless God! Family of Aaron, bless God! 19 O house of Israel, praise the LORD; O house of Aaron, praise the LORD;
20 Family of Levi, bless God! You who fear God, bless God! 20 O house of Levi, praise the LORD; you who fear him, praise the LORD.
21 Oh, blessed be God of Zion, First Citizen of Jerusalem! Hallelujah! 21 Praise be to the LORD from Zion, to him who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.