1I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.2Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.3Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.4One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.5They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works.6They tell of the power of your awesome works— and I will proclaim your great deeds.7They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.8The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.9The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.10All your works praise you, LORD; your faithful people extol you.11They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,12so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.14The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.15The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.16You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.17The LORD is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.18The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.19He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.20The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.21My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.
1Praise the LORD.Praise the LORD, my soul.2I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.3Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.4When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.5Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God.6He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— he remains faithful forever.7He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free,8the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous.9The LORD watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.10The LORD reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD.
1Praise the LORD.How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!2The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.3He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.4He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.5Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.6The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.7Sing to the LORD with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp.8He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.9He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.10His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;11the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.12Extol the LORD, Jerusalem; praise your God, Zion.13He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.14He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.15He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.16He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.17He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?18He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.19He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.20He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws.Praise the LORD.
1Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.2I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you.3But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.4Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head.5But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is the same as having her head shaved.6For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her head.7A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.8For man did not come from woman, but woman from man;9neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.10It is for this reason that a woman ought to have authority over her own head, because of the angels.11Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.12For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.13Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?14Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,15but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.