Psalm 146 – New International Version (NIV)

  1. Praise the Lord.[a] Praise the Lord, my soul.
  2. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
  3. Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.
  4. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.
  5. Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.
  6. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— he remains faithful forever.
  7. He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free,
  8. the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.
  9. The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
  10. The Lord reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the Lord.


a. Psalm 146:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 10

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Psalm 146 – King James Version (KJV)

  1. Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
  2. While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
  3. Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, In whom there is no help.
  4. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; In that very day his thoughts perish.
  5. Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the LORD his God:
  6. Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: Which keepeth truth for ever:
  7. Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: Which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
  8. The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: The LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: The LORD loveth the righteous:
  9. The LORD preserveth the strangers; He relieveth the fatherless and widow: But the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
  10. The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, Unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.