Old Testament

Psalm 135
Psalm 135
Israel, Praise the Lord
1Praise the Lord![]
Praise the name of the Lord.
Praise him, you servants of the Lord,
2who stand in the house of the Lord,
in the courtyards of the house of our God.
3Praise the Lord,[] for the Lord is good.
Make music to his name, for it is pleasant.
4Yes, the Lord chose Jacob for himself.
He chose Israel as his special treasure.
The Superiority of the Lord
5Yes, I know that the Lord is great.
Our Lord is greater than all gods.
6The Lord does whatever he pleases
in the heavens and on the earth,
in the seas and in all the depths.
7He makes clouds rise from the end of the earth.
He sends lightning for the rainstorm.
He releases the wind from his storehouses.
8He is the one who struck down
the firstborn of Egypt, both men and animals.
9Egypt! He sent warning signs into your midst,
against Pharaoh and against all his officials.
10He is the one who struck down many nations.
He killed mighty kings:
11Sihon king of the Amorites,
and Og king of Bashan,
and all the kingdoms of Canaan.
12He gave their land as a possession,
a possession to Israel, his people.
13 Lord, your name stands forever,
Lord, your reputation remains through all generations.
14For the Lord will judge in favor of his people.
He will have pity on his servants.
15The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands.
16They have a mouth, but they cannot speak.
They have eyes, but they cannot see.
17They have ears, but cannot hear.
There is not even any breath in their mouths.
18Those who make them will be like them.
So will all who trust in them.
19House of Israel, bless the Lord.
House of Aaron, bless the Lord.
20House of Levi, bless the Lord.
You who fear the Lord, bless the Lord.
21The Lord, who dwells in Jerusalem, will be blessed from Zion.
Praise the Lord!


  • 135:1 Hebrew hallelu Yah
  • 135:3 The short form of the divine name, Yah, is used rather than the full form, Yahweh. Also in verse 4.