Psalm 146

1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, my soul!
2 I will praise him as long as I live; I will sing to my God all my life.
3 Don't put your trust in human leaders; no human being can save you.
4 When they die, they return to the dust; on that day all their plans come to an end.
5 Happy are those who have the God of Jacob to help them and who depend on the Lord their God,
6 the Creator of heaven, earth, and sea, 1 and all that is in them. He always keeps his promises;
7 he judges in favor of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free
8 and gives sight to the blind. He lifts those who have fallen; he loves his righteous people.
9 He protects the strangers who live in our land; he helps widows and orphans, but takes the wicked to their ruin.
10 The Lord is king forever. Your God, O Zion, will reign for all time. Praise the Lord!