Psalm 146

1    Alleluia.

    Praise the Lord, O my soul:

    while I live will I praise the Lord;  

as long as I have any being,

    I will sing praises to my God.

2    Put not your trust in princes,

    nor in any human power,  

for there is no help in them.

3    When their breath goes forth, they return to the earth;  

on that day all their thoughts perish.

4    Happy are those who have the God of Jacob for their help,  

whose hope is in the Lord their God;

5    Who made heaven and earth,

    the sea and all that is in them;  

who keeps his promise for ever;

6    Who gives justice to those that suffer wrong  

and bread to those who hunger.

7    The Lord looses those that are bound;  

the Lord opens the eyes of the blind;

8    The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;  

the Lord loves the righteous;

9    The Lord watches over the stranger in the land;

    he upholds the orphan and widow;  

but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.

10  The Lord shall reign for ever,  

your God, O Zion, throughout all generations.



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