The Message

Psalm 135

11-4 Hallelujah!
Praise the name of God,
    praise the works of God.
All you priests on duty in God’s temple,
    serving in the sacred halls of our God,
Shout “Hallelujah!” because God’s so good,
    sing anthems to his beautiful name.
And why? Because God chose Jacob,
    embraced Israel as a prize possession.

5-12 I, too, give witness to the greatness of God,
    our Lord, high above all other gods.
He does just as he pleases—
    however, wherever, whenever.
He makes the weather—clouds and thunder,
    lightning and rain, wind pouring out of the north.
He struck down the Egyptian firstborn,
    both human and animal firstborn.
He made Egypt sit up and take notice,
    confronted Pharaoh and his servants with miracles.
Yes, he struck down great nations,
    he slew mighty kings—
Sihon king of the Amorites, also Og of Bashan—
    every last one of the Canaanite kings!
Then he turned their land over to Israel,
    a gift of good land to his people.

13-18 God, your name is eternal,
    God, you’ll never be out-of-date.
God stands up for his people,
    God holds the hands of his people.
The gods of the godless nations are mere trinkets,
    made for quick sale in the markets:
Chiseled mouths that can’t talk,
    painted eyes that can’t see,
Carved ears that can’t hear—
    dead wood! cold metal!
Those who make and trust them
    become like them.

19-21 Family of Israel, bless God!
    Family of Aaron, bless God!
Family of Levi, bless God!
    You who fear God, bless God!
Oh, blessed be God of Zion,
    First Citizen of Jerusalem!
Hallelujah!

New American Standard Bible

Psalm 135

Praise the Lord’s Wonderful Works. Vanity of Idols.

1[a]Praise [b]the Lord!
Praise the name of the Lord;
Praise Him, O servants of the Lord,
You who stand in the house of the Lord,
In the courts of the house of our God!
[c]Praise [d]the Lord, for the Lord is good;
Sing praises to His name, for it is lovely.
For [e]the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself,
Israel for His [f]own possession.

For I know that the Lord is great
And that our Lord is above all gods.
Whatever the Lord pleases, He does,
In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.
[g]He causes the [h]vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth;
Who makes lightnings for the rain,
Who brings forth the wind from His treasuries.

[i]He smote the firstborn of Egypt,
[j]Both of man and beast.
[k]He sent signs and wonders into your midst, O Egypt,
Upon Pharaoh and all his servants.
10 [l]He smote many nations
And slew mighty kings,
11 Sihon, king of the Amorites,
And Og, king of Bashan,
And all the kingdoms of Canaan;
12 And He gave their land as a heritage,
A heritage to Israel His people.
13 Your name, O Lord, is everlasting,
Your [m]remembrance, O Lord, [n]throughout all generations.
14 For the Lord will judge His people
And will have compassion on His servants.
15 The idols of the nations are but silver and gold,
The work of man’s hands.
16 They have mouths, but they do not speak;
They have eyes, but they do not see;
17 They have ears, but they do not hear,
Nor is there any breath at all in their mouths.
18 Those who make them will be like them,
Yes, everyone who trusts in them.

19 O house of Israel, bless the Lord;
O house of Aaron, bless the Lord;
20 O house of Levi, bless the Lord;
You who [o]revere the Lord, bless the Lord.
21 Blessed be the Lord from Zion,
Who dwells in Jerusalem.
[p]Praise [q]the Lord!

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 135:1 Or Hallelujah!
  2. Psalm 135:1 Heb Yah
  3. Psalm 135:3 Or Hallelujah!
  4. Psalm 135:3 Heb Yah
  5. Psalm 135:4 Heb Yah
  6. Psalm 135:4 Or special treasure
  7. Psalm 135:7 Lit The one who
  8. Psalm 135:7 I.e. clouds
  9. Psalm 135:8 Lit The one who
  10. Psalm 135:8 Lit From man to beast
  11. Psalm 135:9 Lit The one who
  12. Psalm 135:10 Lit The one who
  13. Psalm 135:13 Or memorial
  14. Psalm 135:13 Lit to
  15. Psalm 135:20 Lit fear
  16. Psalm 135:21 Or Hallelujah!
  17. Psalm 135:21 Heb Yah