Psalms 145

Great Is the Lord

This psalm is an acrostic poem, each verse beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet
A Song of Praise. Of David.

1 bI will extol you, my God and cKing,
and bless your name forever and ever.
2Every day I will bless you
dand praise your name forever and ever.
3 eGreat is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and his fgreatness is unsearchable.
4 gOne generation shall commend your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
5On hthe glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6They shall speak of ithe might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
7They shall pour forth the fame of your jabundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
8 The Lord is kgracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9The Lord is lgood to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.
10 mAll your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your nsaints shall bless you!
11They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
and tell of your power,
12to omake known to the children of man your
Hebrew his; also next line
qmighty deeds,
and rthe glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 sYour kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
[The Lord is faithful in all his words
and kind in all his works.]
These two lines are supplied by one Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac (compare Dead Sea Scroll)

14The Lord uupholds all who are falling
and vraises up all who are bowed down.
15The eyes of all wlook to you,
and you give them their food in due season.
16You xopen your hand;
you ysatisfy the desire of every living thing.
17The Lord is zrighteous in all his ways
and aakind in all his works.
18The Lord is abnear to all who call on him,
to all who call on him acin truth.
19He adfulfills the desire of those who fear him;
he also aehears their cry and saves them.
20The Lord afpreserves all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
and aglet all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
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