King James Version

Psalm 145

1I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.

They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.

11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever 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.