Psalm 146; Psalm 147; Psalm 148; Psalm 149; Psalm 150

1 Praise the Lord. I will praise the Lord. 2 I will praise the LORD all my life. I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. 3 Don't put your trust in human leaders. Don't trust in people. They can't save you. 4 When they die, they return to the ground. On that very day their plans are bound to fail. 5 Blessed are those who depend on the God of Jacob for help. Blessed are those who put their hope in the LORD their God. 6 He is the Maker of heaven and earth and the ocean. He made everything in them. The LORD remains faithful forever. 7 He stands up for those who are beaten down. He gives food to hungry people. The LORD sets prisoners free. 8 The LORD gives sight to those who are blind. The LORD lifts up those who feel helpless. The LORD loves those who do what is right. 9 The LORD watches over the outsiders who live in our land. He takes good care of children whose fathers have died. He also takes good care of widows. But he causes evil people to fail in everything they do. 10 The LORD rules forever. The God of Zion will rule for all time to come. Praise the Lord.
1 Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God! How pleasant and right it is to praise him! 2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem. He gathers the scattered people of Israel. 3 He heals those who have broken hearts. He takes care of their wounds. 4 He decides how many stars there should be. He gives each one of them a name. 5 Great is our Lord. His power is mighty. There is no limit to his understanding. 6 The LORD gives strength to those who aren't proud. But he throws evil people down to the ground. 7 Sing to the LORD and give thanks to him. Make music to our God on the harp. 8 He covers the sky with clouds. He supplies the earth with rain. He makes grass grow on the hills. 9 He provides food for the cattle. He provides for the young ravens when they cry out. 10 He doesn't take pleasure in the strength of horses. He doesn't take delight in the strong legs of men. 11 The LORD takes delight in those who have respect for him. They put their hope in his faithful love. 12 Jerusalem, praise the Lord. Zion, praise your God. 13 He makes the bars of your gates stronger. He blesses the people who live inside you. 14 He keeps your borders safe and secure. He satisfies you with the finest wheat. 15 He sends his command to the earth. His word arrives there quickly. 16 He spreads the snow like wool. He scatters the frost like ashes. 17 He throws down his hail like small stones. No one can stand his icy blast. 18 He gives his command, and the ice melts. He stirs up his winds, and the waters flow. 19 He has made his word known to the people of Jacob. He has made his laws and rules known to Israel. 20 He hasn't done that for any other nation. They don't know his laws. Praise the Lord.
1 Praise the Lord. Praise the LORD from the heavens. Praise him in the heavens above. 2 Praise him, all his angels. Praise him, all his angels in heaven. 3 Praise him, sun and moon. Praise him, all you shining stars. 4 Praise him, you highest heavens. Praise him, you waters above the skies. 5 Let all of them praise the name of the Lord, because he gave a command and they were created. 6 He set them in place for ever and ever. He gave them laws they will always have to obey. 7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all of the deepest parts of the ocean. 8 Praise him, lightning and hail, snow and clouds. Praise him, you stormy winds that obey him. 9 Praise him, all you mountains and hills. Praise him, all you fruit trees and cedar trees. 10 Praise him, all you wild animals and cattle. Praise him, you small creatures and flying birds. 11 Praise him, you kings of the earth and all nations. Praise him, all you princes and rulers on earth. 12 Praise him, young men and young women. Praise him, old people and children. 13 Let them praise the name of the Lord. His name alone is honored. His glory is higher than the earth and the heavens. 14 He has given his people a strong king. All of his faithful people praise him for that gift. All of the people of Israel are close to his heart. Praise the Lord.
1 Praise the Lord. Sing a new song to the Lord. Sing praise to him in the community of his faithful people. 2 Let Israel be filled with joy because God is their Maker. Let the people of Zion be glad because he is their King. 3 Let them praise his name with dancing. Let them make music to him with harps and tambourines. 4 The LORD takes delight in his people. He saves those who aren't proud. He makes them feel like kings. 5 Let his faithful people be filled with joy because of that honor. Let them sing with joy even when they are lying in bed. 6 May they praise God with their mouths. May they hold in their hands a sword that has two edges. 7 Let them pay the nations back. Let them punish the people of the earth. 8 Let them put the kings of those nations in chains. Let them put their nobles in iron chains. 9 Let them carry out God's sentence against the nations. That will bring glory to all of his faithful people. Praise the Lord.
1 Praise the Lord. Praise God in his holy temple. Praise him in his mighty heavens. 2 Praise him for his powerful acts. Praise him because he is greater than anything else. 3 Praise him by blowing trumpets. Praise him with harps and lyres. 4 Praise him with tambourines and dancing. Praise him with stringed instruments and flutes. 5 Praise him with clashing cymbals. Praise him with clanging cymbals. 6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
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