1 Praise the Lord.a
Praise the Lord,x my soul.
2 I will praise the Lord all my life;y
I will sing praisez to my God as long as I live.a
3 Do not put your trust in princes,b
in human beings,c who cannot save.
4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;d
on that very day their plans come to nothing.e
5 Blessed are thosef whose helpg is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
6 He is the Maker of heavenh and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
he remains faithfuli forever.
7 He upholdsj the cause of the oppressedk
and gives food to the hungry.l
The Lord sets prisoners free,m
8 the Lord gives sightn to the blind,o
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,p
the Lord loves the righteous.q
9 The Lord watches over the foreignerr
and sustains the fatherlesss and the widow,t
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
10 The Lord reignsu forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the Lord.
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