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New Revised Standard NRS
1 Praise the LORD! Let my whole being praise the LORD!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!
2 I will praise the LORD with all my life; I will sing praises to my God as long as I live.
I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long.
3 Don't trust leaders; don't trust any human beings— there's no saving help with them!
Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there is no help.
4 Their breath leaves them, then they go back to the ground. On that very same day, their plans die too.
When their breath departs, they return to the earth; on that very day their plans perish.
5 The person whose help is the God of Jacob— the person whose hope rests on the LORD their God— is truly happy!
Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God,
6 God: the maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, God: who is faithful forever,
who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever;
7 who gives justice to people who are oppressed, who gives bread to people who are starving! The LORD: who frees prisoners.
who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free;
8 The LORD: who makes the blind see. The LORD: who straightens up those who are bent low. The LORD: who loves the righteous.
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.
9 The LORD: who protects immigrants, who helps orphans and widows, but who makes the way of the wicked twist and turn!
The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
10 The LORD will rule forever! Zion, your God will rule from one generation to the next! Praise the LORD!
The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the Lord!
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