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 b I will extol you, my God and c King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless you
d and praise your name forever and ever.
3 e Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and his f greatness is unsearchable.
4 g One generation shall commend your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
5 On h the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6 They shall speak of i the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
7 They shall pour forth the fame of your j abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
8 The Lord is k gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 The Lord is l good to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.
10 m All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your n saints shall bless you!
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
and tell of your power,
12 to o make known to the children of man your ▼
▼ Hebrew his; also next lineq mighty deeds,
and r the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 s Your 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)
14 The Lord u upholds all who are falling
and v raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all w look to you,
and you give them their food in due season.
16 You x open your hand;
you y satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is z righteous in all his ways
and aa kind in all his works.
18 The Lord is ab near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him ac in truth.
19 He ad fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
he also ae hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord af preserves all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
and ag let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
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