1I will praise the Lord. Deep down inside me, I will praise him. I will praise him, because his name is holy.2I will praise the Lord. I won't forget anything he does for me.3He forgives all my sins. He heals all my sicknesses.4He saves my life from going down into the grave. His faithful and tender love makes me feel like a king.5He satisfies me with the good things I long for. Then I feel young and strong again, just like an eagle.6The LORD does what is right and fair for all who are beaten down.7He told Moses all about his plans. He let the people of Israel see his mighty acts.8The LORD is tender and kind. He is gracious. He is slow to get angry. He is full of love.9He won't keep bringing charges against us. He won't stay angry with us forever.10He doesn't punish us for our sins as much as we should be punished. He doesn't pay us back in keeping with the evil things we've done.11His love for those who have respect for him is as high as the heavens are above the earth.12He has removed our lawless acts from us as far as the east is from the west.13A father is tender and kind to his children. In the same way, the LORD is tender and kind to those who have respect for him.14He knows what we are made of. He remembers that we are dust.15People's lives are like grass. People grow like the flowers in the field.16When the wind blows on them, they are gone. No one can tell that they had ever been there.17But the LORD's love for those who have respect for him lasts for ever and ever. Their children's children will know that he always does what is right.18He always loves those who keep his covenant. He always does what is right for those who remember to obey his commands.19The LORD has set up his throne in heaven. His kingdom rules over all.20Praise the Lord, you angels of his. Praise him, you mighty ones who carry out his orders and obey his word.21Praise the Lord, all you angels in heaven. Praise him, all you who serve him and do what he wants.22Let everything the LORD has made praise him everywhere in his kingdom. I will praise the Lord.
1I will praise the Lord. LORD my God, you are very great. You are dressed in glory and majesty.2You wrap yourself in light as if it were a robe. You spread the heavens out like a tent.3You build your palace high in the heavens. You make the clouds serve as your chariot. You ride on the wings of the wind.4You make the winds serve as your messengers. You make flashes of lightning serve you.5You placed the earth on its foundations. It can never be moved.6You covered it with the oceans like a blanket. The waters covered the mountains.7But you commanded the waters, and they ran away. At the sound of your thunder they rushed off.8They flowed down the mountains. They went into the valleys. They went to the place you appointed for them.9You drew a line they can't cross. They will never cover the earth again.10You make springs pour water into the valleys. It flows between the mountains.11The springs give water to all of the wild animals. The wild donkeys satisfy their thirst.12The birds of the air build nests by the waters. They sing among the branches.13You water the mountains from your palace high in the clouds. The earth is filled with the things you have made.14You make grass grow for the cattle and plants for people to take care of. That's how they get food from the earth.15There is wine to make people glad. There is olive oil to make them healthy. And there is bread to make them strong.16The cedar trees of Lebanon belong to the Lord. You planted them and gave them plenty of water.17There the birds make their nests. The stork has its home in the pine trees.18The high mountains belong to the wild goats. The cliffs are a safe place for the rock badgers.19The moon serves to mark off the seasons. The sun knows when to go down.20You bring darkness, and it becomes night. Then all the animals of the forest prowl around.21The lions roar while they hunt. All of their food comes from God.22The sun rises, and they slip away. They return to their dens and lie down.23Then a man gets up and goes to work. He keeps working until evening.24Lord, you have made so many things! How wise you were when you made all of them! The earth is full of your creatures.25Look at the ocean, so big and wide! It is filled with more creatures than people can count. It is filled with living things, from the largest to the smallest.26Ships sail back and forth on it. The leviathan, the sea monster you made, plays in it.27All of those creatures depend on you to give them their food when they need it.28When you give it to them, they eat it. When you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.29When you turn your face away from them, they are terrified. When you take away their breath, they die and turn back into dust.30When you send your Spirit, you create them. You give new life to the earth.31May the glory of the LORD continue forever. May the LORD be happy with what he has made.32When he looks at the earth, it trembles. When he touches the mountains, they pour out smoke.33I will sing to the LORD all my life. I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.34May these thoughts of mine please him. I find my joy in the Lord.35But may those who sin be gone from the earth. May evil people disappear. I will praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
1Give thanks to the Lord. Worship him. Tell the nations what he has done.2Sing to him. Sing praise to him. Tell about all of the wonderful things he has done.3Praise him, because his name is holy. Let the hearts of those who trust in the LORD be glad.4Look to the LORD and to his strength. Always look to him.5Remember the wonderful things he has done. Remember his miracles and how he judged our enemies.6Remember what he has done, you children of his servant Abraham. Remember it, you people of Jacob, God's chosen ones.7He is the LORD our God. He judges the whole earth.8He will keep his covenant forever. He will keep his promise for all time to come.9He will keep the covenant he made with Abraham. He will keep the oath he took when he made his promise to Isaac.10He made it stand as a law for Jacob. He made it stand as a covenant for Israel. It will last forever.11He said, "I will give you the land of Canaan. It will belong to you."12At first there weren't very many of God's people. There were only a few. And they were strangers in the land.13They wandered from nation to nation. They wandered from one kingdom to another.14But God didn't allow anyone to beat them down. To keep them safe, he gave a command to kings.15He said to them, "Do not touch my anointed ones. Do not harm my prophets."16He made the people in the land go hungry. He destroyed all their food supplies.17He sent a man ahead of them into Egypt. That man was Joseph. He had been sold as a slave.18The Egyptians put his feet in chains. They put an iron collar around his neck.19He was in prison until what he said would happen came true. The word of the LORD proved that he was right.20The king of Egypt sent for Joseph and let him out of prison. The ruler of many nations set him free.21He put Joseph in charge of his palace. He made him ruler over everything he owned.22Joseph was in charge of teaching the princes. He taught the elders how to think and live wisely.23Then the rest of Jacob's family went to Egypt. The people of Israel lived as outsiders in the land of Ham.24The LORD gave his people so many children that there were too many of them for their enemies.25He made the Egyptians hate his people. The Egyptians made evil plans against them.26The LORD sent his servant Moses to the king of Egypt. He sent Aaron, his chosen one, along with him.27The LORD gave them the power to do miraculous signs among the Egyptians. They did his wonders in the land of Ham.28He sent darkness over the land. He did it because the Egyptians had refused to obey his words.29He turned their rivers and streams into blood. He caused the fish in them to die.30Their land was covered with frogs. Frogs even went into the bedrooms of the rulers.31The LORD spoke, and large numbers of flies came. Gnats filled the whole country.32He turned their rain into hail. Lightning flashed all through their land.33He destroyed their vines and fig trees. He broke down the trees in Egypt.34He spoke, and the locusts came. There were so many of them they couldn't be counted.35They ate up every green thing in the land. They ate up what the land produced.36Then he killed the oldest son of every family in Egypt. He struck down the oldest of all of their sons.37He brought the people of Israel out of Egypt. The Egyptians loaded them down with silver and gold. From among the tribes of Israel no one got tired or fell down.38The Egyptians were glad when the people of Israel left. They were terrified because of Israel.39The LORD spread out a cloud to cover his people. He gave them a fire to light up the night.40They asked for meat, and he brought them quail. He satisfied them with manna, the bread of heaven.41He broke open a rock, and streams of water poured out. They flowed like a river in the desert.42He remembered the holy promise he had made to his servant Abraham.43His chosen people shouted for joy as he brought them out of Egypt.44He gave them the lands of other nations. He let them take over what others had worked for.45He did it so they might obey his rules and follow his laws. Praise the Lord.