135:1 Praise the LORD!
Praise the name of the LORD!
Offer praise, you servants of the LORD,
135:2 who serve in the LORD’s temple,
in the courts of the temple of our God.
135:3 Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good!
Sing praises to his name, for it is pleasant!
135:4 Indeed, the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself,
Israel to be his special possession.
135:5 Yes, I know the LORD is great,
and our Lord is superior to all gods.
135:6 He does whatever he pleases
in heaven and on earth,
in the seas and all the ocean depths.
135:7 He causes the clouds to arise from the end of the earth,
makes lightning bolts accompany the rain,
and brings the wind out of his storehouses.
135:8 He struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
including both men and animals.
135:9 He performed awesome deeds and acts of judgment
in your midst, O Egypt,
against Pharaoh and all his servants.
135:10 He defeated many nations,
and killed mighty kings –
135:11 Sihon, king of the Amorites,
and Og, king of Bashan,
and all the kingdoms of Canaan.
135:12 He gave their land as an inheritance,
as an inheritance to Israel his people.
135:13 O LORD, your name endures,
your reputation, O LORD, lasts.
135:14 For the LORD vindicates his people,
and has compassion on his servants.
135:15 The nations’ idols are made of silver and gold,
they are man-made.
135:16 They have mouths, but cannot speak,
eyes, but cannot see,
135:17 and ears, but cannot hear.
Indeed, they cannot breathe.
135:18 Those who make them will end up like them,
as will everyone who trusts in them.
135:19 O family of Israel, praise the LORD!
O family of Aaron, praise the LORD!
135:20 O family of Levi, praise the LORD!
You loyal followers of the LORD, praise the LORD!
135:21 The LORD deserves praise in Zion –
he who dwells in Jerusalem.
Praise the LORD!