Psalm 146

The God of Compassion

1 Hallelujah! My soul, praise the Lord.
2 I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing to the Lord as long as I live.a
3 Do not trust in nobles, in man, who cannot save.
4 When his breathb leaves him, he returns to the ground;c on that day his plans die.
5 Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God,
6 the Maker of heaven and earth,d the sea and everything in them. He remains faithful forever,
7 executing justice for the exploitede and giving food to the hungry. The Lord frees prisoners.
8 The Lord opens [the eyes of] the blind.f The Lord raises up those who are oppressed.g The Lord loves the righteous.h
9 The Lord protects foreigners and helps the fatherless and the widow,i but He frustrates the ways of the wicked.j
10 The Lord reigns forever;k Zion, your God [reigns] for all generations. Hallelujah!
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