Psalm 135

1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD's name! All you who serve the LORD, praise God!
2 All you who stand in the LORD's house— who stand in the courtyards of our God's temple—
3 praise the LORD, because the LORD is good! Sing praises to God's name because it is beautiful!
4 Because the LORD chose Jacob as his own, God chose Israel as his treasured possession.
5 Yes, I know for certain that the LORD is great— I know our Lord is greater than all other gods.
6 The LORD can do whatever he wants in heaven or on earth, in the seas and in every ocean depth.
7 God forms clouds at the far corners of the earth. God makes lightning for the rain. God releases the wind from its storeroom.
8 God struck down the Egyptians' oldest offspring— both human and animal!
9 God sent signs and wonders into the very center of Egypt— against Pharaoh and all his servants.
10 God struck down many nations and killed mighty kings:
11 Sihon the Amorite king, Og the king of Bashan, and all the Canaanite kings.
12 Then God handed their land over as an inheritance— as an inheritance to Israel, his own people.
13 LORD, your name is forever! LORD, your fame extends from one generation to the next!
14 The LORD gives justice to his people and has compassion on those who serve him.
15 The nations' idols are just silver and gold— things made by human hands.
16 They have mouths, but they can't speak. They have eyes, but they can't see.
17 They have ears, but they can't listen. No, there's no breath in their lungs!
18 Let the people who made these idols and all who trust in them become just like them!
19 House of Israel, bless the LORD! House of Aaron, bless the LORD!
20 House of Levi, bless the LORD! You who honor the LORD, bless the LORD!
21 Bless the LORD from Zion— bless the one who lives in Jerusalem! Praise the LORD!