1Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord’s name!
Praise him, you servants of the Lord,
2you who stand in the Lord’s house,
in the courts of our God’s house.
3Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good.
Sing praises to his name, for that is pleasant.
4For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself,
Israel for his own possession.
5For I know that the Lord is great,
that our Lord is above all gods.
6Whatever the Lord pleased, that he has done,
in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.
7He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightnings with the rain.
He brings the wind out of his treasuries.
8He struck the firstborn of Egypt,
both of man and animal.
9He sent signs and wonders into the middle of you, Egypt,
on Pharaoh, and on all his servants.
10He struck many nations,
and killed mighty kings—
11Sihon king of the Amorites,
Og king of Bashan,
and all the kingdoms of Canaan—
12and gave their land for a heritage,
a heritage to Israel, his people.
13Your name, Lord, endures forever;
your renown, Lord, throughout all generations.
14For the Lord will judge his people
and have compassion on his servants.
15The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
the work of men’s hands.
16They have mouths, but they can’t speak.
They have eyes, but they can’t see.
17They have ears, but they can’t hear,
neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18Those who make them will be like them,
yes, everyone who trusts in them.
19House of Israel, praise the Lord!
House of Aaron, praise the Lord!
20House of Levi, praise the Lord!
You who fear the Lord, praise the Lord!
21Blessed be the Lord from Zion,
who dwells in Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord!