Psalms 135

Yahweh Is Great

Hallelujah!: Or Praise the Lord!; it literally means Praise Yah! (a shortened form of Yahweh)
Praise the name of
Yahweh/Yah: Or The Lord; the personal name of God in Hebrew; "Yah" is the shortened form of the name.
Give praise, you servants of Yahweh c
2 who stand in the house of Yahweh,
in the courts of the house of our God. d
3 Praise Yahweh, for Yahweh is good;
sing praise to His name, for it is delightful. e
4 For Yahweh has chosen Jacob for Himself,
Israel as His treasured possession. f

5 For I know that Yahweh is great;
our Lord is greater than all gods. g
6 Yahweh does whatever He pleases
in heaven and on earth,
in the seas and all the depths. h
7 He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightning for the rain
and brings the wind from His storehouses. i

8 He struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
both man and beast. j
9 He sent signs and wonders against you, Egypt,
against Pharaoh and all his officials. k
10 He struck down many nations
and slaughtered mighty kings: l
11 Sihon king of the Amorites,
Og king of Bashan,
and all the kings of Canaan. m
12 He gave their land as an inheritance,
an inheritance to His people Israel. n

13 Yahweh, Your name endures forever,
Your reputation, Yahweh,
through all generations. o
14 For Yahweh will vindicate His people
and have compassion on His servants. p

15 The idols of the nations are of silver and gold,
made by human hands. q
16 They have mouths but cannot speak, r
eyes, but cannot see.
17 They have ears but cannot hear;
indeed, there is no breath in their mouths. s
18 Those who make them are just like them,
as are all who trust in them. t

19 House of Israel, praise Yahweh! u
House of Aaron, praise Yahweh! v
20 House of Levi, praise Yahweh!
You who revere the Lord, praise the Lord! w
21 May the Lord be praised from
Zion: Originally a term for the fortified section of Jerusalem and then, by extension, used for the temple and the city of Jerusalem both in the present time and in the future
Zion; y
He dwells in Jerusalem. z
Hallelujah!: Or Praise the Lord!; it literally means Praise Yah! (a shortened form of Yahweh)
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