Give praise to the name of Adonai!
Servants of Adonai, give praise!
2You who stand in the house of Adonai,
in the courtyards of the house of our God,
3praise Yah, for Adonai is good;
sing to his name, because it is pleasant.
4For Yah chose Ya‘akov for himself,
Isra’el as his own unique treasure.
5I know that Adonai is great,
that our Lord is above all gods.
6Adonai does whatever pleases him,
in heaven, on earth, in the seas, in all the depths.
7He raises clouds from the ends of the earth,
he makes the lightning flash in the rain
and brings the wind out from his storehouses.
8He struck down Egypt’s firstborn,
humans and animals alike.
9He sent signs and wonders among you, Egypt,
against Pharaoh and all his subjects.
10He struck many nations,
and slaughtered mighty kings —
11Sichon king of the Emori,
‘Og king of Bashan,
and all the kingdoms of Kena‘an.
12Then he gave their land as a heritage,
to be possessed by Isra’el his people.
13Adonai, your name continues forever,
your renown, Adonai, through all generations.
14For Adonai will vindicate his people,
he will take pity on his servants.
15The idols of the nations are mere silver and gold,
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;
and they have no breath in their mouths;
18The people who make them will become like them,
along with everyone who trusts in them.
19House of Isra’el, bless Adonai!
House of Aharon, bless Adonai!
20House of Levi, bless Adonai!
You who fear Adonai, bless Adonai!
21Blessed be Adonai out of Tziyon,
he who dwells in Yerushalayim!