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Psalm 145

Psalm 145[a]

A psalm of praise. Of David.

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

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
    his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;
    they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty –
    and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b]
They tell of the power of your awesome works –
    and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They celebrate your abundant goodness
    and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
    slow to anger and rich in love.

The Lord is good to all;
    he has compassion on all he has made.
10 All your works praise you, Lord;
    your faithful people extol you.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom
    and speak of your might,
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts
    and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures through all generations.

The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
    and faithful in all he does.[c]
14 The Lord upholds all who fall
    and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
    and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
    and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
    and faithful in all he does.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfils the desires of those who fear him;
    he hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord watches over all who love him,
    but all the wicked he will destroy.

21 My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
    Let every creature praise his holy name
    for ever and ever.

  1. Psalm 145:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which (including verse 13b) begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. Psalm 145:5 Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); Masoretic Text On the glorious splendour of your majesty / and on your wonderful works I will meditate
  3. Psalm 145:13 One manuscript of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text do not have the last two lines of verse 13.

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.