Psalms Chapter 135 |
Praise the name of the Lord;
give praise, you servants of the Lord
2who stand in the house of the Lord,
in the courts of the house of our God.
3Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
sing hymns to His name, for it is pleasant.
4For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself,
Israel, as His treasured possession.
5For I know that the Lord is great,
that our Lord is greater than all gods.
6Whatever the Lord desires He does
in heaven and earth,
in the seas and all the depths.
7He makes clouds rise from the end of the earth;
He makes lightning for the rain;
He releases the wind from His vaults.
8He struck down the first-born of Egypt,
man and beast alike;
9He sent signs and portents against Egypt,
against Pharaoh and all his servants;
10He struck down many nations
and slew numerous kings—
11Sihon, king of the Amorites,
Og, king of Bashan,
and all the royalty of Canaan—
12and gave their lands as a heritage,
as a heritage to His people Israel.
13O Lord, Your name endures forever,
Your fame, O Lord, through all generations;
14for the Lord will champion His people,
and obtain satisfaction for His servants.
15The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
the work of men’s hands.
16They have mouths, but cannot speak;
they have eyes, but cannot see;
17they have ears, but cannot hear,
nor is there breath in their mouths.
18Those who fashion them,
all who trust in them,
shall become like them.
19O house of Israel, bless the Lord;
O house of Aaron, bless the Lord;
20O house of Levi, bless the Lord;
you who fear the Lord, bless the Lord.
21Blessed is the Lord from Zion,
He who dwells in Jerusalem.