Praising God’s Greatness
A Davidic hymn.
1I # The lines of this poem form an acrostic. exalt You, my God the King,
and praise Your name forever and ever. # Ps 30:1; 34:1; 99:5,9
2I will praise You every day;
I will honor Your name forever and ever. # Ps 146:2
3Yahweh 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 # LXX, Syr read They will speak of Your splendor and glorious majesty
and # LXX, Syr read and they will tell of Your wonderful works. # Ps 119:27
6They will proclaim the power of Your awe-inspiring acts,
and I will declare Your greatness. # 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 # Lit Your godly will praise 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 # 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. # 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. # 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 gracious 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 Yahweh’s praise;
let every living thing
praise His holy name forever and ever. # Ps 65:2; 150:6