Psalm 146-150

Psalm 146 1Praise the LORD . Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 10 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 .

Psalm 147 1Praise the LORD . Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 20 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. Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint nation; / he has not made his laws known to them Praise the LORD .

Psalm 148 1Praise the LORD . Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 14 Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights above.

2Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts.

3Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.

4Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.

5Let them praise the name of the LORD, for at his command they were created,

6and he established them for ever and ever— he issued a decree that will never pass away.

7Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,

8lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,

9you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,

10wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds,

11kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth,

12young men and women, old men and children.

13Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens. 14And he has raised up for his people a horn, Horn here symbolizes strength. the praise of all his faithful servants, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the LORD .

Psalm 149 1Praise the LORD . Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 9 Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people.

2Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King.

3Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp.

4For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.

5Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.

6May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,

7to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,

8to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron, 9to carry out the sentence written against them— this is the glory of all his faithful people. Praise the LORD .

Psalm 150 1Praise the LORD . Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 6 Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.

2Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.

3Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre,

4praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe,

5praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. 6Let everything that has breath praise the LORD . Praise the LORD .