Psalms 146

Put Not Your Trust in Princes

1 a  Praise the  Lord!
Praise the  Lord, O my soul!
2I will praise the  Lord b  as long as I live;
c  I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3 d  Put not your trust in princes,
e  in a son of man, in whom there is f  no salvation.
4When g  his breath departs, he returns to the earth;
on that very day his plans perish.
5 h  Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose i  hope is in the  Lord his God,
6 j  who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them,
k  who keeps faith forever;
7 l  who executes justice for the oppressed,
m  who gives food to the hungry.
n  The  Lord sets the prisoners free;
8 o  the  Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
p  The  Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
q  the  Lord loves the righteous.
9 r  The  Lord watches over the sojourners;
s  he upholds the widow and the fatherless,
but t  the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
10 u  The  Lord will reign forever,
your God, O Zion, to all generations.
v  Praise the  Lord!
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