1Praise the Lord!
Praise the name of the Lord;
Praise Him, O servants of the Lord,
2You who stand in the house of the Lord,
In the courts of the house of our God!
3Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
Sing praises to His name, for it is lovely.
4For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself,
Israel for His own possession.
5For I know that the Lord is great
And that our Lord is above all gods.
6Whatever the Lord pleases, He does,
In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.
7He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth;
Who makes lightnings for the rain,
Who brings forth the wind from His treasuries.
8He smote the firstborn of Egypt,
Both of man and beast.
9He sent signs and wonders into your midst, O Egypt,
Upon Pharaoh and all his servants.
10He smote many nations
And slew mighty kings,
11Sihon, king of the Amorites,
And Og, king of Bashan,
And all the kingdoms of Canaan;
12And He gave their land as a heritage,
A heritage to Israel His people.
13Your name, O Lord, is everlasting,
Your remembrance, O Lord, throughout all generations.
14For the Lord will judge His people
And will have compassion on His servants.
15The idols of the nations are but silver and gold,
The work of man’s hands.
16They have mouths, but they do not speak;
They have eyes, but they do not see;
17They have ears, but they do not hear,
Nor is there any breath at all in their mouths.
18Those who make them will be like them,
Yes, everyone who trusts in them.
19O house of Israel, bless the Lord;
O house of Aaron, bless the Lord;
20O house of Levi, bless the Lord;
You who revere the Lord, bless the Lord.
21Blessed be the Lord from Zion,
Who dwells in Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord!
1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation
Action: Why should I praise God?