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Psalm 145

The Lord Extolled for His Goodness.

A Psalm of praise. Of David.

1I will exalt You, my God, O King,
And [with gratitude and submissive wonder] I will bless Your name forever and ever.

Every day I will bless You and lovingly praise You;
Yes, [with awe-inspired reverence] I will praise Your name forever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised,
And His greatness is [so vast and profound as to be] unsearchable [incomprehensible to man].

One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty and remarkable acts.

On the glorious splendor of Your majesty
And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.

People will speak of the power of Your awesome acts,
And [with gratitude and submissive wonder] I will tell of Your greatness.

They will overflow [like a fountain] when they speak of Your great and abundant goodness
And will sing joyfully of Your righteousness.


The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,
Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.

The Lord is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works [the entirety of things created].
10 
All Your works shall give thanks to You and praise You, O Lord,
And Your godly ones will bless You.
11 
They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom
And talk of Your power,
12 
To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts
And the glorious majesty of Your kingdom.
13 
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.

14 
The Lord upholds all those [of His own] who fall
And raises up all those who are bowed down.
15 
The eyes of all look to You [in hopeful expectation],
And You give them their food in due time.
16 
You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing.

17 
The Lord is [unwaveringly] righteous in all His ways
And gracious and kind in all His works.
18 
The Lord is near to all who call on Him,
To all who call on Him in truth (without guile).
19 
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear and worship Him [with awe-inspired reverence and obedience];
He also will hear their cry and will save them.
20 
The Lord keeps all who love Him,
But all the wicked He will destroy.
21 
My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
And all flesh will bless and gratefully praise His holy name forever and ever.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 145

Psalm 145

A psalm of praise. A psalm of David.

I will honor you, my God the King.
    I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise you.
    I will praise your name for ever and ever.

Lord, you are great. You are really worthy of praise.
    No one can completely understand how great you are.
Parents praise your works to their children.
    They tell about your mighty acts.
They speak about your glorious majesty.
    I will spend time thinking about your wonderful deeds.
They speak about the powerful and wonderful things you do.
    I will talk about the great things you have done.
They celebrate your great goodness.
    They sing for joy about your holy acts.

The Lord is gracious, kind and tender.
    He is slow to get angry and full of love.
The Lord is good to all.
    He shows deep concern for everything he has made.
10 Lord, all your works praise you.
    Your faithful people praise you.
11 They tell about your glorious kingdom.
    They speak about your power.
12 Then all people will know about the mighty things you have done.
    They will know about the glorious majesty of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is a kingdom that will last forever.
    Your rule will continue for all time to come.

The Lord will keep all his promises.
    He is faithful in everything he does.
14 The Lord takes good care of all those who fall.
    He lifts up all those who feel helpless.
15 Every living thing looks to you for food.
    You give it to them exactly when they need it.
16 You open your hand
    and satisfy the needs of every living creature.

17 The Lord is right in everything he does.
    He is faithful in everything he does.
18 The Lord is ready to help all those who call out to him.
    He helps those who really mean it when they call out to him.
19 He satisfies the needs of those who have respect for him.
    He hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord watches over all those who love him.
    But he will destroy all sinful people.

21 I will praise the Lord with my mouth.
    Let every creature praise his holy name
    for ever and ever.