Bible: Psalm 135

Psalm 135 1 

135:1 Praise the Lord!

Praise the name of the Lord!

Offer praise, you servants of the Lord,

135:2 who serve 2  in the Lord’s temple,

in the courts of the temple of our God.

135:3 Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good!

Sing praises to his name, for it is pleasant! 3 

135:4 Indeed, 4  the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself,

Israel to be his special possession. 5 

135:5 Yes, 6  I know the Lord is great,

and our Lord is superior to all gods.

135:6 He does whatever he pleases

in heaven and on earth,

in the seas and all the ocean depths.

135:7 He causes the clouds to arise from the end of the earth,

makes lightning bolts accompany the rain,

and brings the wind out of his storehouses.

135:8 He struck down the firstborn of Egypt,

including both men and animals.

135:9 He performed awesome deeds 7  and acts of judgment 8 

in your midst, O Egypt,

against Pharaoh and all his servants.

135:10 He defeated many nations,

and killed mighty kings

135:11 Sihon, king of the Amorites,

and Og, king of Bashan,

and all the kingdoms of Canaan.

135:12 He gave their land as an inheritance,

as an inheritance to Israel his people.

135:13 O Lord, your name endures, 9 

your reputation, O Lord, lasts. 10 

135:14 For the Lord vindicates 11  his people,

and has compassion on his servants. 12 

135:15 The nationsidols are made of silver and gold,

they are man-made. 13 

135:16 They have mouths, but cannot speak,

eyes, but cannot see,

135:17 and ears, but cannot hear.

Indeed, they cannot breathe. 14 

135:18 Those who make them will end up 15  like them,

as will everyone who trusts in them.

135:19 O family 16  of Israel, praise the Lord!

O family of Aaron, praise the Lord!

135:20 O family of Levi, praise the Lord!

You loyal followers 17  of the Lord, praise the Lord!

135:21 The Lord deserves praise in Zion 18 

he who dwells in Jerusalem. 19 

Praise the Lord!

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