1Praise the Lord. Praise the name of the Lord.
You who serve the Lord, praise him.
2You who serve in the house of the Lord, praise him.
You who serve in the courtyards of the temple of our God, praise him.
3Praise the Lord, because he is good.
Sing praise to his name, because that is pleasant.
4The Lord has chosen the people of Jacob to be his own.
He has chosen Israel to be his special treasure.
5I know that the Lord is great.
I know that our Lord is greater than all gods.
6The Lord does anything he wants to do
in the heavens and on the earth.
He does it even in the deepest parts of the oceans.
7He makes clouds rise from one end of the earth to the other.
He sends lightning with the rain.
He brings the wind out of his storerooms.
8He killed the oldest son of each family in Egypt.
He struck down the oldest males that were born to people and animals.
9He did miraculous signs in Egypt.
He did wonders against Pharaoh and everyone who served him.
10He destroyed many nations.
He killed mighty kings.
11He killed Sihon, the king of the Amorites,
and Og, the king of Bashan.
He killed all of the kings of Canaan.
12He gave their land as a gift
to his people Israel.
13Lord, your name continues forever.
Lord, your fame will last for all time to come.
14When the Lord hands down his sentence, it will be in his people's favor.
He will show deep concern for those who serve him.
15The statues of the gods of the nations are made of silver and gold.
They are made by the hands of men.
16They have mouths, but they can't speak.
They have eyes, but they can't see.
17They have ears, but they can't hear.
They have mouths, but they can't breathe.
18Those who make statues of gods will be like them.
So will all those who trust in them.
19People of Israel, praise the Lord.
Priests of Aaron, praise the Lord.
20Tribe of Levi, praise the Lord.
You who have respect for the Lord, praise him.
21Give praise to the Lord in Zion.
Give praise to the One who lives in Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.