Praise to God for His Power and Redemption
1Praise Yah!#Hebrew hallelujah Praise the name of Yahweh.
Praise him, O servants of Yahweh,
2who stand in the house#Or “temple” of Yahweh,
in the courts of the house#Or “temple” of our God.
3Praise Yah,#A shortened form of “Yahweh” for Yahweh is good.
Sing praises concerning his name, for it is pleasant.
4For Yah has chosen Jacob for himself,
Israel as his special possession.
5For I know that Yahweh is great,
and our Lord is greater than all gods.
6All that Yahweh desires, he does,
in heaven and on earth,
in the seas and all the depths.
7He causes clouds to rise from the edge of the earth;
he makes lightnings for the rain;
he brings out the wind from his storehouses.
8Who struck the firstborn of Egypt,
both of humans#Hebrew “human” and animals.#Hebrew “animal”
9He sent signs and wonders into your midst, O Egypt,
against Pharaoh and all his servants.
10Who struck many nations
and killed mighty kings—
11Sihon the king of the Amorites,
and Og the king of Bashan,
and all the kingdoms of Canaan—
12and he gave their land as an inheritance,
an inheritance for his people Israel.
13O Yahweh, your name endures forever,
your renown#Literally “remembrance” throughout all generations,#Literally “for a generation and a generation”
14for Yahweh will plead the cause of his people
and will have compassion on his servants.
15The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
the work of the hands of humankind.
16They have mouths, but cannot speak;
they have eyes, but cannot see;
17they have ears, but cannot hear;
there is not even breath in their mouths.
18Those who make them become like them,
as does everyone who trusts in them.
19O house of Israel, bless Yahweh.
O house of Aaron, bless Yahweh.
20O house of Levi, bless Yahweh.
You who fear Yahweh, bless Yahweh.
21Blessed be Yahweh from Zion,
who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise Yah!#Hebrew hallelujah