Psalm 135 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Praise the Lord. Praise the name of the Lord. You who serve the Lord, praise him. 1 Praise the LORD. Praise the name of the LORD; praise him, you servants of the LORD,
2 You who serve in the house of the Lord, praise him. You who serve in the courtyards of the temple of our God, praise him. 2 you who minister in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God.
3 Praise the Lord, because he is good. Sing praise to his name, because that is pleasant. 3 Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.
4 The LORD has chosen the people of Jacob to be his own. He has chosen Israel to be his special treasure. 4 For the LORD has chosen Jacob to be his own, Israel to be his treasured possession.
5 I know that the LORD is great. I know that our Lord is greater than all gods. 5 I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods.
6 The LORD does anything he wants to do in the heavens and on the earth. He does it even in the deepest parts of the oceans. 6 The LORD does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths.
7 He makes clouds rise from one end of the earth to the other. He sends lightning with the rain. He brings the wind out of his storerooms. 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 killed the oldest son of each family in Egypt. He struck down the oldest males that were born to people and animals. 8 He struck down the firstborn of Egypt, the firstborn of men and animals.
9 He did miraculous signs in Egypt. He did wonders against Pharaoh and everyone who served him. 9 He sent his signs and wonders into your midst, O Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his servants.
10 He destroyed many nations. He killed mighty kings. 10 He struck down many nations and killed mighty kings--
11 He killed Sihon, the king of the Amorites, and Og, the king of Bashan. He killed all of the kings of Canaan. 11 Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan and all the kings of Canaan--
12 He gave their land as a gift to his people Israel. 12 and he gave their land as an inheritance, an inheritance to his people Israel.
13 Lord, your name continues forever. Lord, your fame will last for all time to come. 13 Your name, O LORD, endures forever, your renown, O LORD, through all generations.
14 When the LORD hands down his sentence, it will be in his people's favor. He will show deep concern for those who serve him. 14 For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.
15 The statues of the gods of the nations are made of silver and gold. They are made by the hands of men. 15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men.
16 They have mouths, but they can't speak. They have eyes, but they can't see. 16 They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but they cannot see;
17 They have ears, but they can't hear. They have mouths, but they can't breathe. 17 they have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths.
18 Those who make statues of gods will be like them. So will all those who trust in them. 18 Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.
19 People of Israel, praise the Lord. Priests of Aaron, praise the Lord. 19 O house of Israel, praise the LORD; O house of Aaron, praise the LORD;
20 Tribe of Levi, praise the Lord. You who have respect for the Lord, praise him. 20 O house of Levi, praise the LORD; you who fear him, praise the LORD.
21 Give praise to the LORD in Zion. Give praise to the One who lives in Jerusalem. Praise the Lord. 21 Praise be to the LORD from Zion, to him who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.