1Praise the lord!
Praise the name of the lord!
Praise him, you who serve the lord,
2you who serve in the house of the lord,
in the courts of the house of our God.
3Praise the lord, for the lord is good;
celebrate his lovely name with music.
4For the lord has chosen Jacob for himself,
Israel for his own special treasure.
5I know the greatness of the lord—
that our Lord is greater than any other god.
6The lord does whatever pleases him
throughout all heaven and earth,
and on the seas and in their depths.
7He causes the clouds to rise over the whole earth.
He sends the lightning with the rain
and releases the wind from his storehouses.
8He destroyed the firstborn in each Egyptian home,
both people and animals.
9He performed miraculous signs and wonders in Egypt
against Pharaoh and all his people.
10He struck down great nations
and slaughtered mighty kings—
11Sihon king of the Amorites,
Og king of Bashan,
and all the kings of Canaan.
12He gave their land as an inheritance,
a special possession to his people Israel.
13Your name, O lord, endures forever;
your fame, O lord, is known to every generation.
14For the lord will give justice to his people
and have compassion on his servants.
15The idols of the nations are merely things of silver and gold,
shaped by human hands.
16They have mouths but cannot speak,
and eyes but cannot see.
17They have ears but cannot hear,
and mouths but cannot breathe.
18And those who make idols are just like them,
as are all who trust in them.
19O Israel, praise the lord!
O priests—descendants of Aaron—praise the lord!
20O Levites, praise the lord!
All you who fear the lord, praise the lord!
21The lord be praised from Zion,
for he lives here in Jerusalem.
Praise the lord!