1Praise Hashem. Halelu Shem Hashem; Halelu, O ye avadim of Hashem. 2Ye that stand ministering in the Beis Hashem, in the khatzerot Beis Eloheinu. 3Praise Hashem; for Hashem is tov; sing praise unto Shmo; for it is na'im (lovely, pleasing). 4For Hashem hath chosen Ya'akov unto Himself, and Yisroel for His segullah (peculiar treasure). 5For I know that Hashem is gadol, and that Adoneinu is above kol elohim. 6Whatsoever Hashem pleases, that He does in Shomayim, and in HaAretz, in HaYam, and kol tehomot. 7He causeth the clouds to ascend at the end of HaAretz; He maketh lightning for the matar (rain); He bringeth the ruach out of His otzarot. 8Who struck down the Bechorei Mitzrayim, both of adam and behemah. 9Who sent otot and mofetim into the midst of thee, O Mitzrayim, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his avadim. 10Who struck down Goyim rabbim, and slaughtered melachim atzumim (powerful kings); 11Sichon Melech HaEmori, and Og Melech HaBashan, and all the mamlechot Kena'an; 12And gave their land for a nachalah, an inheritance unto Yisroel Amo (His people). 13Thy Shem, Hashem, endureth l'olam; and Thy remembrance, Hashem, l'dor vador. 14For Hashem will vindicate His people; He will have compassion on His avadim. 15The idols of the Goyim are kesef and zahav, the ma'aseh yedei adam. 16They have mouths, but they speak not; einayim have they, but they see not; 17They have oznayim, but they hear not; neither is there any ruach in their mouths. 18They that oseihem (make them) will be like them; so is every one that trusteth in them. 19Barakhu Hashem, O Bais Yisroel; barakhu Hashem, O Bais Aharon; 20Barakhu Hashem, O Bais HaLevi; ye that fear Hashem, barakhu Hashem. 21Baruch Hashem out of Tziyon, which dwelleth at Yerushalayim. Praise Hashem.