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Psalm 145

A psalm of David.

1I praise you my God and King. I bless your name forever and ever. 2I praise you every day. I praise your name forever and ever. 3The Lord is great. People praise him very much. We can’t count all the great things he does. 4Lord, people will praise you forever and ever for the things you do. They will tell about the great things you do. 5Your majesty and glory are wonderful. I will tell about your miracles. 6Lord, people will tell about the amazing things you do. I will tell about the great things you do. 7People will tell about the good things you do. People will sing about your goodness.  8The Lord is kind and merciful. The Lord is patient and full of love. 9The Lord is good to every person. God shows his mercy to everything he made. 10Lord, the things you do bring praise to you. Your followers bless you. 11They tell how great your kingdom is. They tell how great you are. 12So other people learn about the great things you do, Lord. Those people learn how great and wonderful your kingdom is. 13Lord, your kingdom will continue forever. You will rule forever. 14The Lord lifts up people who have fallen. The Lord helps people who are in trouble. 15Lord, all living things look to you for their food. And you give them their food at the right time. 16Lord, you open your hands, and you give every living thing everything it needs. 17Everything the Lord does is good. Everything he does shows how good he is. 18The Lord is close to every person who calls to him for help. The Lord is close to every person who truly worships him. 19The Lord does what his followers want. The Lord listens to his followers. He answers their prayers and saves them. 20The Lord protects every person who loves him. But the Lord destroys bad people. 21I will praise the Lord! I want every person to praise his holy name forever and ever!

Psalm 146

1Praise the Lord! My soul, praise the Lord! 2I will praise the Lord all my life. I will sing praises to him all my life. 3Don’t depend on your leaders for help. Don’t trust people. Why? Because people can’t save you. 4People die and are buried. And then, all of their plans to help are gone. 5But people who ask God for help are very happy. Those people depend on the Lord their God. 6The Lord made heaven and earth. The Lord made the sea and everything in it. The Lord will protect them forever. 7The Lord does right things for people who have been hurt. God gives food to hungry people. The Lord frees people locked in prison. 8The Lord helps blind people see again. The Lord helps people who are in trouble. The Lord loves good people. 9The Lord protects strangers* in our country. The Lord cares for widows* and orphans.* But the Lord destroys bad people. 10The Lord will rule forever! Zion, your God will rule forever and ever! Praise the Lord!

strangers, widows, orphans These were people who had no one else to help them.

Psalm 147

1Praise the Lord because he is good. Sing praises to our God. It is good and pleasant to praise him. 2The Lord built Jerusalem. God brought back the Israelite people who were taken as prisoners. 3God heals their broken hearts and bandages their wounds. 4God counts the stars and knows the name of each and every one. 5Our Master is very great. He is very powerful. There is no limit to the things he knows. 6The Lord supports humble people. But he embarrasses bad people. 7Thank the Lord. Praise our God with harps. 8God fills the sky with clouds. God makes rain for the earth. God makes the grass grow on the mountains.  9God gives food to the animals. God feeds the young birds. 10War horses and powerful soldiers don’t make him happy. 11The Lord is happy with people who worship him. The Lord is pleased with people who trust in his true love. 12Jerusalem, praise the Lord! Zion, praise your God! 13Jerusalem, God makes your gates strong. And God blesses the people in your city. 14God brought peace to your country. So enemies did not take your grain in war. And you have plenty of grain for food. 15God gives a command to the earth, and it quickly obeys. 16God makes the snow fall until the ground is white like wool. God makes sleet blow through the air like dust. 17God makes hail fall like rocks from the sky. No person can stand the cold he sends. 18Then, God gives another command, and the warm air blows again. The ice melts, and water begins to flow. 19God gave his commands to Jacob (Israel). God gave his laws and rules to Israel. 20God did not do this for any other nation. God did not teach his laws to other people. Praise the Lord!

Psalm 148

1Praise the Lord! Angels above, praise the Lord from heaven! 2Praise the Lord, all you angels! Praise him, all his army*! 3Sun and moon, praise the Lord! Stars and lights in the sky, praise him! 4Praise the Lord in the highest heaven! Waters above the sky, praise him! 5Praise the Lord’s name. Why? Because God gave the command, and we were all created! 6God made all these things to continue forever. God made the laws that will never end. 7Everything on earth, praise the Lord! Great sea animals in the oceans, praise the Lord! 8God made the fire and hail, the snow and smoke, and all the stormy winds. 9God made the mountains and hills, the fruit trees and cedar trees. 10God made all the wild animals and cattle, the reptiles and birds. 11God made the kings and nations on earth. God made the leaders and judges. 12God made the young men and women. God made the old and young people. 13Praise the Lord’s name! Honor his name forever! Everything in heaven and earth, praise him! 14God will make his people strong. People will praise God’s followers. People will praise Israel. They are the people God fights for. Praise the Lord!

his army This can mean, “angels,” or “stars and planets,” or “soldiers in an army.”

Psalm 149

1Praise the Lord. Sing a new song about the new things the Lord has done! Sing his praise in the assembly where his followers meet together. 2Let Israel enjoy themselves with their Maker. Let the people on Zion* rejoice with their King. 3Let those people praise God by dancing and playing their tambourines and harps.  4The Lord is happy with his people. God did a wonderful thing for his humble people. He saved them! 5God’s followers, rejoice in your victory! Even after going to bed, be happy. 6Let the people shout praise to God and take their swords in their hands, 7Let them go punish their enemies. Let them go punish those people. 8God’s people will put chains on those kings and important people. 9God’s people will punish them like God commanded. All of God’s followers honor him. Praise the Lord!

Zion The southeast part of the mountain Jerusalem is built on. Sometimes it means the people of God living in Jerusalem.

Psalm 150

1Praise the Lord! Praise God in his temple! Praise his power in heaven! 2Praise God for the great things he does! Praise him for all his greatness! 3Praise God with trumpets and horns! Praise him with harps and lyres*! 4Praise God with tambourines and dancing! Praise him with stringed instruments and flutes! 5Praise God with loud cymbals! Praise him with crashing cymbals! 6Every living thing, praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

lyre(s) An instrument with several strings, like a harp.

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