Psalm 145


I exalt you, my God the King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
I will bless you every day;
I will praise your name forever and ever.

The Lord is great and is highly praised;
his greatness is unsearchable.
One generation will declare your works to the next
and will proclaim your mighty acts.
I will speak of your splendor and glorious majesty
and your wondrous works.
They will proclaim the power of your awe-inspiring acts,
and I will declare your greatness.
They will give a testimony of your great goodness
and will joyfully sing of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and great in faithful love.
The Lord is good to everyone;
his compassion rests on all he has made.
All you have made will thank you, Lord ;
the faithful will bless you.
They will speak of the glory of your kingdom
and will declare your might,
informing all people of your mighty acts
and of the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom;
your rule is for all generations.
The Lord is faithful in all his words
and gracious in all his actions.

The Lord helps all who fall;
he raises up all who are oppressed.
All eyes look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.
You open your hand
and satisfy the desire of every living thing. T

he Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all his acts.
The Lord is near all who call out to him,
all who call out to him with integrity.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cry for help and saves them.
The Lord guards all those who love him,
but he destroys all the wicked.
My mouth will declare the Lord ’s praise;
let every living thing bless his holy name forever and ever.

Psalm 146


My soul, praise the Lord .
I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing to my God as long as I live.

Do not trust in nobles,
in a son of man, who cannot save.
When his breath leaves him,
he returns to the ground;
on that day his plans die.

Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea and everything in them.
He remains faithful forever,
executing justice for the exploited
and giving food to the hungry.
The Lord frees prisoners.
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord raises up those who are oppressed.
The Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord protects resident aliens
and helps the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

The Lord reigns forever;
Zion, your God reigns for all generations.

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