Psalm 145 – New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 145[a]

A psalm of praise. Of David.

  1. I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.
  2. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
  3. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
  4. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.
  5. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b]
  6. They tell of the power of your awesome works— and I will proclaim your great deeds.
  7. They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
  8. The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
  9. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
  10. All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you.
  11. They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,
  12. so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
  13. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.[c]
  14. The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
  15. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.
  16. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
  17. The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.
  18. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
  19. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
  20. The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
  21. My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.


a. Psalm 145:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which (including verse 13b) begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
b. Psalm 145:5 Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); Masoretic Text On the glorious splendor of your majesty / and on your wonderful works I will meditate
c. Psalm 145:13 One manuscript of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text do not have the last two lines of verse 13.

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Psalm 145 – King James Version (KJV)

David’s Psalm of praise.

א Aleph

  1. I will extol thee, my God, O King; And I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

ב Bet

  1. Every day will I bless thee; And I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

ג Gimel

  1. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; And his greatness is unsearchable.

ד Dalet

  1. One generation shall praise thy works to another, And shall declare thy mighty acts.

ה He

  1. I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, And of thy wondrous works.

ו Waw

  1. And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: And I will declare thy greatness.

ז Zain

  1. They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, And shall sing of thy righteousness.

ח Het

  1. The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; Slow to anger, and of great mercy.

ט Tet

  1. The LORD is good to all: And his tender mercies are over all his works.

י Yod

  1. All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; And thy saints shall bless thee.

כ Kaph

  1. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, And talk of thy power;

ל Lamed

  1. To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

מ Mem

  1. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

ס Samek

  1. The LORD upholdeth all that fall, And raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

ע Ain

  1. The eyes of all wait upon thee; And thou givest them their meat in due season.

פ Pe

  1. Thou openest thine hand, And satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

צ Zade

  1. The LORD is righteous in all his ways, And holy in all his works.

ק Qoph

  1. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, To all that call upon him in truth.

ר Resh

  1. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them.

ש Shin

  1. The LORD preserveth all them that love him: But all the wicked will he destroy.

ת Taw

  1. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: And let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.