Praise the LORD.a Praise the LORD,1 my soul.
I will praise the LORD all my life;2 I will sing praise3 to my God as long as I live.43
Do not put your trust in princes,5 in human beings,6 who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;7 on that very day their plans come to nothing.85
Blessed are those9 whose help10 is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God.
He is the Maker of heaven11 and earth, the sea, and everything in them-- he remains faithful12 forever.
He upholds13 the cause of the oppressed14 and gives food to the hungry.15 The LORD sets prisoners free,168
the LORD gives sight17 to the blind,18 the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down,19 the LORD loves the righteous.209
The LORD watches over the foreigner21 and sustains the fatherless22 and the widow,23 but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
The LORD reigns24 forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD.