A psalm of praise, to the infinite majesty of God.
144:1. Praise, for David himself. I will extol thee, O God my king: and I will bless thy name for ever; yea, for ever and ever.
144:2. Every day will I bless thee: and I will praise thy name for ever; yea, for ever and ever.
144:3. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: and of his greatness there is no end.
144:4. Generation and generation shall praise thy works: and they shall declare thy power.
144:5. They shall speak of the magnificence of the glory of thy holiness: and shall tell thy wondrous works.
144:6. And they shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and shall declare thy greatness.
144:7. They shall publish the memory of the abundance of thy sweetness: and shall rejoice in thy justice.
144:8. The Lord is gracious and merciful: patient and plenteous in mercy.
144:9. The Lord is sweet to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
144:10. Let all thy works, O lord, praise thee: and let thy saints bless thee.
144:11. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom: and shall tell of thy power:
144:12. To make thy might known to the sons of men: and the glory of the magnificence of thy kingdom.
144:13. Thy kingdom is a kingdom of all ages: and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations. The Lord is faithful in all his words: and holy in all his works.
144:14. The Lord lifteth up all that fall: and setteth up all that are cast down.
144:15. The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord: and thou givest them meat in due season.
144:16. Thou openest thy hand, and fillest with blessing every living creature.
144:17. The Lord is just in all his ways: and holy in all his works.
144:18. The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him: to all that call upon him in truth.
144:19. He will do the will of them that fear him: and he will hear their prayer, and save them.
144:20. The Lord keepeth all them that love him; but all the wicked he will destroy.
144:21. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name forever; yea, for ever and ever.
Psalms Chapter 145
We are not to trust in men, but in God alone.
145:1 Alleluia, of Aggeus and Zacharias.
145:2. Praise the Lord, O my soul, in my life I will praise the Lord: I will sing to my God as long as I shall be. Put not your trust in princes:
145:3. In the children of men, in whom there is no salvation.
145:4. His spirit shall go forth, and he shall return into his earth: in that day all their thoughts shall perish.
145:5. Blessed is he who hath the God of Jacob for his helper, whose hope is in the Lord his God:
145:6. Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all things that are in them.
145:7. Who keepeth truth for ever: who executeth judgment for them that suffer wrong: who giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth them that are fettered:
145:8. The Lord enlighteneth the blind. The Lord lifteth up them that are cast down: the Lord loveth the just.
145:9. The Lord keepeth the strangers, he will support the fatherless and the widow: and the ways of sinners he will destroy.
145:10. The Lord shall reign for ever: thy God, O Sion, unto generation and generation.
Psalms Chapter 146
An exhortation to praise God for his benefits.
146:1. Alleluia. Praise ye the Lord, because psalm is good: to our God be joyful and comely praise.
146:2. The Lord buildeth up Jerusalem: he will gather together the dispersed of Israel.
146:3. Who healeth the broken of heart, and bindeth up their bruises.
146:4. Who telleth the number of the stars: and calleth them all by their names.
146:5. Great is our Lord, and great is his power: and of his wisdom there is no number.
146:6. The Lord lifteth up the meek, and bringeth the wicked down even to the ground.
146:7. Sing ye to the Lord with praise: sing to our God upon the harp.
146:8. Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth. Who maketh grass to grow on the mountains, and herbs for the service of men.
146:9. Who giveth to beasts their food: and to the young ravens that call upon him.
146:10. He shall not delight in the strength of the horse: nor take pleasure in the legs of a man.
146:11. The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him: and in them that hope in his mercy.
Psalms Chapter 147