Praise to Yahweh for His Help
1Praise Yah.#Hebrew hallelujah
Praise Yahweh, O my soul.
2I will praise Yahweh while I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I am still alive.
3Do not place trust in princes,
in a son of humankind with whom there is no deliverance.
4His breath departs; he returns to his plot;#A Hebrew wordplay: “humankind,” adam (v. 3), returns to his ground/plot, adamah
on that day his plans perish.
5Blessed is the one whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is on Yahweh as his God,
6who made heaven and earth,
the sea and all that is in them,
the one who keeps faith#Or “remains faithful” forever,
7who executes justice for the oppressed,
who gives food for the hungry.
Yahweh sets prisoners free;
8Yahweh opens the eyes of the blind;
Yahweh raises up those bowed down;
Yahweh loves the righteous;
9Yahweh protects#Or “watches over” the strangers.
He helps up the orphan and the widow,
but the way of the wicked he thwarts.#Literally “makes crooked”
10Yahweh will reign forever,
Your God, O Zion, throughout all generations.#Literally “for a generation and a generation”
Praise Yah.#Hebrew hallelujah