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.

The Message

Psalm 145

David’s Praise

1I lift you high in praise, my God, O my King!
    and I’ll bless your name into eternity.

I’ll bless you every day,
    and keep it up from now to eternity.

God is magnificent; he can never be praised enough.
    There are no boundaries to his greatness.

Generation after generation stands in awe of your work;
    each one tells stories of your mighty acts.

Your beauty and splendor have everyone talking;
    I compose songs on your wonders.

Your marvelous doings are headline news;
    I could write a book full of the details of your greatness.

The fame of your goodness spreads across the country;
    your righteousness is on everyone’s lips.

God is all mercy and grace—
    not quick to anger, is rich in love.

God is good to one and all;
    everything he does is suffused with grace.

10-11 Creation and creatures applaud you, God;
    your holy people bless you.

They talk about the glories of your rule,
    they exclaim over your splendor,

12 Letting the world know of your power for good,
    the lavish splendor of your kingdom.

13 Your kingdom is a kingdom eternal;
    you never get voted out of office.

God always does what he says,
    and is gracious in everything he does.

14 God gives a hand to those down on their luck,
    gives a fresh start to those ready to quit.

15 All eyes are on you, expectant;
    you give them their meals on time.

16 Generous to a fault,
    you lavish your favor on all creatures.

17 Everything God does is right—
    the trademark on all his works is love.

18 God’s there, listening for all who pray,
    for all who pray and mean it.

19 He does what’s best for those who fear him—
    hears them call out, and saves them.

20 God sticks by all who love him,
    but it’s all over for those who don’t.

21 My mouth is filled with God’s praise.
    Let everything living bless him,
    bless his holy name from now to eternity!