1 Praise the Lord, ye servants of his, praise, the name of the Lord. 2 Let the name of the Lord be blessed, from this present time and for ever. 3 From the rising of the sun to his setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised. 4 The Lord is high above all the nations; his glory is above the heavens.
5 Who is as the Lord our God? who dwells in the high places, 6 and yet looks upon the low things in heaven, and on the earth: 7 who lifts up the poor from the earth, and raises up the needy from the dunghill; 8 to set him with princes, even with the princes of his people: 9 who settles the barren woman in a house, as a mother rejoicing over children.
1 At the going forth of Israel from Egypt, of the house of Jacob from a barbarous people, 2 Judea became his 1sanctuary, and Israel his dominion. 3 The sea saw and fled: Jordan was turned back. 4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like lambs.
5 What ailed thee, O sea, that thou fleddest? and thou Jordan, that thou wast turned back? 6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams, and ye hills, like lambs? 7 The earth trembled at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob; 8 who turned the rock into pools of water, and the 2flint into fountains of water.
1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to thy name give glory, because of thy mercy and thy truth; 2 lest at any time the nations should say, Where is their God? 3 But our God has done in heaven and on earth, whatsoever he has pleased.
4 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the works of men's hands. 5 They have a mouth, but they 3cannot speak; they have eyes, but they cannot see: 6 they have ears, but they cannot hear; they have noses, but they cannot smell; 7 they have hands, but they cannot handle; they have feet, but they cannot walk: they cannot speak through their throat. 8 Let those that make them become like to them, and all who trust in them.
9 The house of Israel trusts in the Lord: he is their helper and defender. 10 The house of Aaron trusts in the Lord: he is their helper and defender. 11 They that fear the Lord trust in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.
12 The Lord has remembered us, and blessed us: he has blessed the house of Israel, he has blessed the house of Aaron. 13 He has blessed them that fear the Lord, both small and great. 14 The Lord 4add blessings to you and to your children.
16 The heaven of 5heavens belongs to the Lord: but he has given the earth to the sons of men. 17 The dead shall not praise thee, O Lord, nor any that go down to Hades. 18 But we, the living, will bless the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.
1 Or, consecrated thing.
2 Gr. sharp rock.
3 Gr. will not.
4 Or, increase you.
5 Gr. sing.
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