Psalms 146

Shout Praises to the Lord

1Shout praises to the Lord!

With all that I am,

I will shout his praises.

2I will sing and praise

the Lord God

as long as I live.

3You can't depend on anyone,

not even a great leader.

4Once they die and are buried,

that will be the end

of all their plans.

5The Lord God of Jacob blesses

everyone who trusts him

and depends on him.

6 God made heaven and earth;

he created the sea

and everything else.

God always keeps his word.

7He gives justice to the poor

and food to the hungry.

The Lord sets prisoners free

8and heals blind eyes.

He gives a helping hand

to everyone who falls.

The Lord loves good people

9and looks after strangers.

He defends the rights

of orphans and widows,

but destroys the wicked.

10The Lord God of Zion

will rule forever!

Shout praises to the Lord!