GOD'S WORD® Translation
1Hallelujah! Praise the name of the LORD. Praise him, you servants of the LORD
2who are standing in the house of the LORD, in the courtyards of the house of our God.
3Praise the LORD because he is good. Make music to praise his name because his name is beautiful.
4The LORD chose Jacob to be his own and chose Israel to be his own special treasure.
5I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is greater than all the false gods.
6The LORD does whatever he wants in heaven or on earth, on the seas or in all the depths of the oceans.
7He is the one who makes the clouds rise from the ends of the earth, who makes lightning for the thunderstorms, and who brings wind out of his storerooms.
8He is the one who killed every firstborn male in Egypt. He killed humans and animals alike.
9He sent miraculous signs and amazing things into the heart of Egypt against Pharaoh and all his officials.
10He is the one who defeated many nations and killed mighty kings:
11King Sihon of the Amorites, King Og of Bashan, and all the kingdoms in Canaan.
12He gave their land as an inheritance, an inheritance to his people Israel.
13O LORD, your name endures forever. O LORD, you will be remembered throughout every generation.
14The LORD will provide justice for his people and have compassion on his servants.
15The idols of the nations are made of silver and gold. They were made by human hands.
16They have mouths, but they cannot speak. They have eyes, but they cannot see.
17They have ears, but they cannot hear. They cannot breathe.
18Those who make idols end up like them. So does everyone who trusts them.
19Descendants of Israel, praise the LORD. Descendants of Aaron, praise the LORD.
20Descendants of Levi, praise the LORD. You people who fear the LORD, praise the LORD.
21Thank the LORD in Zion. Thank the one who lives in Jerusalem. Hallelujah!