Psalms 145
Psalm 145
Praising God’s Greatness
A hymn of David.
1I#145:1 The lines of this poem form an acrostic. exalt you, my God the King,
and bless your name forever and ever.#Ps 30:1; 34:1; 99:5,9
2I will bless you every day;
I will praise your name forever and ever.#Ps 146:2
3The Lord is great and is highly praised;#Ps 48:1; 147:5
his greatness is unsearchable.#Jb 5:9; 9:10; Is 40:28
4One generation will declare your works to the next
and will proclaim your mighty acts.#Ps 22:30-31
5I#145:5 LXX, Syr read They will speak of your splendor and glorious majesty
and#145:5 LXX, Syr read and they will tell of your wondrous works.#Ps 119:27
6They will proclaim the power of your awe-inspiring acts,
and I will declare your greatness.#145:6 Alt Hb tradition, Jer read great deeds#Dt 10:21; Ps 106:2
7They will give a testimony of your great goodness
and will joyfully sing of your righteousness.#Is 63:7
8The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and great in faithful love.#Ex 34:6; Ps 86:5,15; 103:8
9The Lord is good to everyone;#Ac 14:17
his compassion rests on all he has made.#Ps 100:5
10All you have made will thank you, Lord;
the#145:10 Lit your faithful will bless you.#Ps 19:1; 103:22
11They will speak of the glory of your kingdom
and will declare your might,#Jr 14:21
12informing all people of your mighty acts
and of the glorious splendor of your#145:12 LXX, Syr, Jer; MT reads his kingdom.#Ps 105:1; 145:5
13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom;
your rule is for all generations.#Ps 10:16; 2Pt 1:11
The Lord is faithful in all his words
and gracious in all his actions.#145:13 One Hb ms, DSS, LXX, Syr; some Hb mss omit The Lord is faithful in all his words and gracious in all his actions.#Ps 103:8
14The Lord helps all who fall;
he raises up all who are oppressed.#145:14 Lit bowed down#Ps 37:24; 146:8
15All eyes look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.#Ps 104:27; 136:25
16You open your hand
and satisfy the desire of every living thing.#Ps 104:28
17The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all his acts.#Ps 116:5
18The Lord is near all who call out to him,
all who call out to him with integrity.#Dt 4:7; Ps 34:18; Jn 4:23-24
19He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cry for help and saves them.#Ps 10:17; 21:2; 37:4
20The Lord guards all those who love him,
but he destroys all the wicked.#Ps 31:23; 97:10
21My mouth will declare the Lord’s praise;
let every living thing
bless his holy name forever and ever.#Ps 65:2; 150:6

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