Praise the name of the Lord; ♦
give praise, you servants of the Lord,
2 You that stand in the house of the Lord, ♦
in the courts of the house of our God.
3 Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; ♦
make music to his name, for it is lovely.
4 For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself ♦
and Israel for his own possession.
5 For I know that the Lord is great ♦
and that our Lord is above all gods.
6 The Lord does whatever he pleases
in heaven and on earth, ♦
in the seas and in all the deeps.
7 He brings up the clouds from the ends of the earth; ♦
he makes lightning with the rain
and brings the winds out of his treasuries.
8 He smote the firstborn of Egypt, ♦
the firstborn of man and beast.
9 He sent signs and wonders into your midst, O Egypt, ♦
upon Pharaoh and all his servants.
10 He smote many nations ♦
and slew mighty kings:
11 Sihon, king of the Amorites,
and Og, the king of Bashan, ♦
and all the kingdoms of Canaan.
12 He gave their land as a heritage, ♦
a heritage for Israel his people.
13 Your name, O Lord, endures for ever ♦
and shall be remembered through all generations.
14 For the Lord will vindicate his people ♦
and have compassion on his servants.
the work of human hands.
16 They have mouths, but cannot speak; ♦
eyes have they, but cannot see;
17 They have ears, but cannot hear; ♦
neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18 Those who make them shall become like them, ♦
and so will all who put their trust in them.
19 Bless the Lord, O house of Israel; ♦
O house of Aaron, bless the Lord.
20 Bless the Lord, O house of Levi; ♦
you who fear the Lord, bless the Lord.
21 Blessed be the Lord from Zion, ♦
who dwells in Jerusalem.