Psalms 135
1Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD’s name!
All you who serve the LORD, praise God!
2All you who stand in the LORD’s house—
who stand in the courtyards of our God’s temple—
3praise the LORD, because the LORD is good!
Sing praises to God’s name because it is beautiful!
4Because the LORD chose Jacob as his own,
God chose Israel as his treasured possession.
5Yes, I know for certain that the LORD is great—
I know our Lord is greater than all other gods.
6The LORD can do whatever he wants
in heaven or on earth,
in the seas and in every ocean depth.
7God forms clouds at the far corners of the earth.
God makes lightning for the rain.
God releases the wind from its storeroom.
8God struck down the Egyptians’ oldest offspring—
both human and animal!
9God sent signs and wonders into the very center of Egypt—
against Pharaoh and all his servants.
10God struck down many nations
and killed mighty kings:
11Sihon the Amorite king,
Og the king of Bashan,
and all the Canaanite kings.
12Then God handed their land over as an inheritance—
as an inheritance to Israel, his own people.
13LORD, your name is forever!
LORD, your fame extends from one generation to the next!
14The LORD gives justice to his people
and has compassion on those who serve him.
15The nations’ idols are just silver and gold—
things made by human hands.
16They have mouths, but they can’t speak.
They have eyes, but they can’t see.
17They have ears, but they can’t listen.
No, there’s no breath in their lungs!
18Let the people who made these idols
and all who trust in them
become just like them!
19House of Israel, bless the LORD!
House of Aaron, bless the LORD!
20House of Levi, bless the LORD!
You who honor the LORD, bless the LORD!
21Bless the LORD from Zion—
bless the one who lives in Jerusalem!
Praise the LORD!
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