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1Praise the Lord.#Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 6
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
2Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
4praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
5praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
6Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.
Footnotes for the Book of Psalms
a In Hebrew texts 3:1-8 is numbered 3:2-9.
b 2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 4 and 8.
a In Hebrew texts 5:1-12 is numbered 5:2-13.
a In Hebrew texts 7:1-17 is numbered 7:2-18.
b Title: Probably a literary or musical term
c 5 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
d 10 Or sovereign
e 12 Or If anyone does not repent, / God
a Psalms 9 and 10 may originally have been a single acrostic poem in which alternating lines began with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Septuagint they constitute one psalm.
b In Hebrew texts 9:1-20 is numbered 9:2-21.
c 16 The Hebrew has Higgaion and Selah (words of uncertain meaning) here; Selah occurs also at the end of verse 20.
a In Hebrew texts 12:1-8 is numbered 12:2-9.
b Title: Probably a musical term
c 6 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text earth
a 1 The Hebrew words rendered fool in Psalms denote one who is morally deficient.
a In Hebrew texts 18:1-50 is numbered 18:2-51.
b 2 Or sovereign
c 2 Horn here symbolises strength.
d 13 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint (see also 2 Samuel 22:14); most Hebrew manuscripts resounded, / amid hailstones and bolts of lightning
e 29 Or can run through a barricade
f 42 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac and Targum (see also 2 Samuel 22:43); Masoretic Text I poured them out
a In Hebrew texts 20:1-9 is numbered 20:2-10.
b 3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
a In Hebrew texts 22:1-31 is numbered 22:2-32.
b 2 Or night, and am not silent
c 3 Or Yet you are holy, / enthroned on the praises of Israel
d 15 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text strength
e 16 Dead Sea Scrolls and some manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Septuagint and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text me, / like a lion
f 25 Hebrew him
a 4 Or swear falsely
b 6 Two Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac (see also Septuagint); most Hebrew manuscripts face, Jacob
c 6 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 10.
a 2 Or slander
a In Hebrew texts 30:1-12 is numbered 30:2-13.
b Title: Or palace
c 7 That is, Mount Zion
a Title: Probably a literary or musical term
b 4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 5 and 7.
a This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
b In Hebrew texts 34:1-22 is numbered 34:2-23.
a In Hebrew texts 36:1-12 is numbered 36:2-13.
b 1 Or A message from God: The transgression of the wicked / resides in their hearts.
a In Hebrew texts 38:1-22 is numbered 38:2-23.
b 19 One Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript; Masoretic Text my vigorous enemies
a In Hebrew texts 40:1-17 is numbered 40:2-18.
b 4 Or to lies
c 6 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts but a body you have prepared for me
d 6 Or purification offerings
e 7 Or come / with the scroll written for me
a In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.
b In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12.
c Title: Probably a literary or musical term
d 4 See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
a In Hebrew texts 44:1-26 is numbered 44:2-27.
b Title: Probably a literary or musical term
c 4 Septuagint, Aquila and Syriac; Hebrew King, O God; / command
d 8 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
a In Hebrew texts 46:1-11 is numbered 46:2-12.
b Title: Probably a musical term
c 3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 7 and 11.
d 9 Or chariots
a In Hebrew texts 48:1-14 is numbered 48:2-15.
b 2 Zaphon was the most sacred mountain of the Canaanites.
c 8 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
a 6 With a different word division of the Hebrew; Masoretic Text for God himself is judge
b 6 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
c 21 Or thought the “I AM” was
d 23 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; the meaning of the Masoretic Text for this phrase is uncertain.
a In Hebrew texts 52:1-9 is numbered 52:3-11.
b Title: Probably a literary or musical term
c 3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 5.
a In Hebrew texts 54:1-7 is numbered 54:3-9.
b Title: Probably a literary or musical term
c 3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
a In Hebrew texts 56:1-13 is numbered 56:2-14.
b Title: Probably a literary or musical term
c 7 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text does not have do not.
d 8 Or misery; / put my tears in your wineskin
a In Hebrew texts 58:1-11 is numbered 58:2-12.
b Title: Probably a literary or musical term
c 9 The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.
a In Hebrew texts 60:1-12 is numbered 60:3-14.
b Title: Probably a literary or musical term
c Title: That is, Arameans of North-west Mesopotamia
d Title: That is, Arameans of central Syria
e 4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
a In Hebrew texts 62:1-12 is numbered 62:2-13.
b 4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.
c 7 Or / God Most High is my salvation and my honour
a In Hebrew texts 64:1-10 is numbered 64:2-11.
b 5 Or us
a 4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 7 and 15.
a In Hebrew texts 68:1-35 is numbered 68:2-36.
b 4 Or name, / prepare the way for him who rides through the deserts
c 6 Or the desolate in a homeland
d 7 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 19 and 32.
e 13 Or the campfires; or the saddlebags
f 14 Hebrew Shaddai
g 17 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text Lord is among them at Sinai in holiness
h 18 Or gifts for people, / even
i 18 Or they
j 28 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts Your God has summoned power for you
k 31 That is, the upper Nile region
a In Hebrew texts 70:1-5 is numbered 70:2-6.
a 4 With a different word division of the Hebrew; Masoretic Text struggles at their death; / their bodies are healthy
b 7 Syriac (see also Septuagint); Hebrew Their eyes bulge with fat
c 10 The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.
a In Hebrew texts 75:1-10 is numbered 75:2-11.
b 3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
c 4 Horns here symbolise strength; also in verses 5 and 10.
a In Hebrew texts 77:1-20 is numbered 77:2-21.
b 3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 9 and 15.
a In Hebrew texts 80:1-19 is numbered 80:2-20.
b 6 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text contention
c 11 Probably the Mediterranean
d 11 That is, the Euphrates
e 15 Or branch
a 2 The Hebrew is plural.
b 2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
a In Hebrew texts 84:1-12 is numbered 84:2-13.
b Title: Probably a musical term
c 4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.
d 6 Or blessings
e 9 Or sovereign
a 3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6.
b 4 A poetic name for Egypt
c 4 That is, the upper Nile region
d 4 Or ‘I will record concerning those who acknowledge me: / “This one was born in Zion.” / Hear this, Rahab and Babylon, / and you too, Philistia, Tyre and Cush.’
a In Hebrew texts 89:1-52 is numbered 89:2-53.
b Title: Probably a literary or musical term
c 4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 37, 45 and 48.
d 17 Horn here symbolises strong one.
e 18 Or sovereign
f 24 Horn here symbolises strength.
g 50 Or your servants have
a 1 Hebrew Shaddai
b 14 That is, probably the king
a 8 Meribah means quarrelling.
b 8 Massah means testing.
a 11 One Hebrew manuscript and ancient versions (see also 112:4); most Hebrew manuscripts Light is sown
a 3 Or and not we ourselves
a 4 Or angels
b 35 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; in the Septuagint this line stands at the beginning of Psalm 105.
a 1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 48
b 7 Or the Sea of Reeds; also in verses 9 and 22
c 33 Or against his spirit, / and rash words came from his lips
a In Hebrew texts 108:1-13 is numbered 108:2-14.
a 1 Or Lord
b 3 The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.
c 5 Or My lord is at your right hand, Lord
d 7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
a This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
b 1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah
c 9 Horn here symbolises dignity.
a 18 Hebrew Hallelu Yah
a 14 Or song
b 26 The Hebrew is plural.
c 27 Or Bind the festal sacrifice with ropes / and take it
a 1 Or Lord brought back the captives to
b 1 Or those restored to health
c 4 Or Bring back our captives
a 6 Or heard of it in Ephrathah, / we found it in the fields of Jearim. (See 1 Chron. 13:5,6) (and no quotation marks around verses 7-9)
b 17 Horn here symbolises strong one, that is, king.
a 13 Or the Sea of Reeds; also in verse 15
a In Hebrew texts 140:1-13 is numbered 140:2-14.
b 3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 5 and 8.
a 6 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
a This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which (including verse 13b) begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
b 5 Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); Masoretic Text On the glorious splendour of your majesty / and on your wonderful works I will meditate
c 13 One manuscript of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text do not have the last two lines of verse 13.
a 1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 20
b 20 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint nation; / he has not made his laws known to them
a 1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 9
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