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Praise for God’s Goodness and Might

1Praise the Lord!

Praise the name of the Lord;

give praise, O servants of the Lord,

2you that 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 to his name, for he is gracious.

4For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself,

Israel as his own possession.

5For I know that the Lord is great;

our Lord is above all gods.

6Whatever the Lord pleases he does,

in heaven and on earth,

in the seas and all deeps.

7He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth;

he makes lightnings for the rain

and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

8He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,

both human beings and animals;

9he sent signs and wonders

into your midst, O Egypt,

against Pharaoh and all his servants.

10He struck down many nations

and killed mighty kings—

11Sihon, king of the Amorites,

and Og, king of Bashan,

and all the kingdoms of Canaan—

12and gave their land as a heritage,

a heritage to his people Israel.

13Your name, O Lord, endures forever,

your renown, O Lord, throughout all ages.

14For the Lord will vindicate his people,

and have compassion on his servants.

15The idols of the nations are silver and gold,

the work of human 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,

and there is no breath in their mouths.

18Those who make them

and all who trust them

shall become like them.

19O house of Israel, bless the Lord!

O house of Aaron, bless the Lord!

20O house of Levi, bless the Lord!

You that fear the Lord, bless the Lord!

21Blessed be the Lord from Zion,

he who resides in Jerusalem.

Praise the Lord!

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
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