Psalm 145
International Standard Version

A Davidic Psalma

Praising God for His Works

1I will speak highly of you, my God and King,

and I will bless your name forever and ever.

2I will bless you every day

and I will praise your name forever and ever.

3The LORD is great,

and to be praised highly,

though his greatness is indescribable.

4One generation will acclaim your works to another

and will describe your mighty actions.

5Ib will speak about the glorious splendor of your majesty

as well asc your awesome actions.

6Peopled will speak about the might of your great deeds,

and I will announce your greatness.

7They will extol the fame of your abundant goodness,

and will sing out loud about your righteousness.

8Gracious and merciful is the LORD,

slow to become angry,

and overflowing with gracious love.

9The LORD is good to everyone

and his mercies extend to everything he does.

10LORD, everything you have done will praise you,

and your holy ones will bless you.

11They will speak about the glory of your kingdom,

and they will talk about your might,

12in order to make known your mighty acts to mankinde

as well as the majestic splendor of your kingdom.

13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

and your authority endures from one generation to another.

[13b] Godf is faithful about everything he says

and merciful in everything he does.

14The LORD supports everyone who falls

and raises up those who are bowed down.

15Everyone’s eyes are on you,

as you give them their food in due time.

16Youg open your hand

and keep on satisfying the desire of every living thing.

17The LORD is righteous in all of his ways

and graciously loving in all of his activities.

18The LORD remains near to all who call out to him,

to everyone who calls out to him sincerely.h

19He fulfills the desire of those who fear him,

hearing their cry and saving them.

20The LORD preserves everyone who loves him,

but he will destroy all of the wicked.

21My mouth will praise the LORD,

and all creatures will bless his holy name forever and ever.


Footnotes:
a 145:T In this acrostic psalm each verse begins with a successive letter of the Heb. alphabet, except that v13b, corresponding to the Heb. Letter nun, is missing from MT
b 145:5 So MT; LXX Syr DSS 11QPs read They
c 145:5 So LXX DSS 11QPs; the Heb. lacks as
d 145:6 Lit. They
e 145:12 Lit. the children of the Man
f 145:13 So DSS 11QPs; LXX Vg Syr read The LORD; MT lacks this v.
g 145:16 So MT; LXX DSS 11QPs read You yourself
h 145:18 Or truthfully



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