Old Testament

Psalm 146
Psalm 146
Praise Him for Protection
1Praise the Lord![]
A Lifetime of Praise
Praise the Lord, O my soul.
2I will praise the Lord as long as I live.
I will make music to my God as long as I exist.
No Help in Humans
3Do not trust in human helpers,[]
in a mortal man who cannot save you.
4His spirit departs.
He returns to the ground he came from.
On that day, his plans have perished.
Help in the Lord
5Blessed is everyone who has the God of Jacob as his help.
His hope is in the Lord his God,
6the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything which is in them.
He is the one who stays faithful forever.
7He obtains justice for the oppressed.
He gives food to the hungry.
The Lord releases prisoners.
8The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down.
The Lord loves the righteous.
9The Lord watches over the aliens.
The fatherless and the widow he sustains,
but he turns aside the way of the wicked.
An Eternity for Praise
10The Lord reigns forever.
Your God, O Zion, rules for all generations.
Praise the Lord.


  • 146:1 Hebrew hallelu Yah
  • 146:3 The Hebrew word refers to rich people who have the willingness and the means to help the needy.