Psalm 146

In Praise of God the Savior

1Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord, my soul!

2I will praise him as long as I live;

I will sing to my God all my life.

3Don't put your trust in human leaders;

no human being can save you.

4When they die, they return to the dust;

on that day all their plans come to an end.

5Happy are those who have the God of Jacob to help them

and who depend on the Lord their God,

6 the Creator of heaven, earth, and sea,

and all that is in them.

He always keeps his promises;

7he judges in favor of the oppressed

and gives food to the hungry.

The Lord sets prisoners free

8and gives sight to the blind.

He lifts those who have fallen;

he loves his righteous people.

9He protects the strangers who live in our land;

he helps widows and orphans,

but takes the wicked to their ruin.

10The Lord is king forever.

Your God, O Zion, will reign for all time.

Praise the Lord!