Praise to God in Creation and Redemption
1Praise the Lord!
Praise the name of the Lord;
⚓Praise Him, O you servants of the Lord!
2⚓You who stand in the house of the Lord,
In ⚓the courts of the house of our God,
3Praise the Lord, for ⚓the Lordis good;
Sing praises to His name, ⚓for it is pleasant.
4For ⚓the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself,
Israel for His special treasure.
5For I know that ⚓the Lordis great,
And our Lord is above all gods.
6⚓Whatever the Lord pleases He does,
In heaven and in earth,
In the seas and in all deep places.
7⚓He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth;
⚓He makes lightning for the rain;
He brings the wind out of His ⚓treasuries.
8⚓He destroyed the firstborn of Egypt,
Both of man and beast.
9⚓He sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, O Egypt,
⚓Upon Pharaoh and all his servants.
10⚓He defeated many nations
And slew mighty kings—
11Sihon king of the Amorites,
Og king of Bashan,
And ⚓all the kingdoms of Canaan—
12⚓And gave their land as a heritage,
A heritage to Israel His people.
13⚓Your name, O Lord, endures forever,
Your fame, O Lord, throughout all generations.
14⚓For the Lord will judge His people,
And He will have compassion on His servants.
15⚓The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
The work of men’s hands.
16They have mouths, but they do not speak;
Eyes they have, but they do not see;
17They have ears, but they do not hear;
Nor is there any breath in their mouths.
18Those who make them are like them;
So is everyone who trusts in them.
19⚓Bless the Lord, O house of Israel!
Bless the Lord, O house of Aaron!
20Bless the Lord, O house of Levi!
You who fear the Lord, bless the Lord!
21Blessed be the Lord⚓out of Zion,
Who dwells in Jerusalem!
Praise the Lord!