1 Praise ye LORD. Praise ye the name of LORD. Praise, O ye servants of LORD, 2 ye who stand in the house of LORD, in the courts of the house of our God. 3 Praise ye LORD, for LORD is good. Sing praises to his name, for it is pleasant. 4 For LORD has chosen Jacob to himself, Israel for his own possession.
5 For I know that LORD is great, and that our LORD is above all gods. 6 Whatever LORD pleased, that he has done, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps, 7 who causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain, who brings forth the wind out of his treasuries,
8 who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast, 9 who sent signs and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants, 10 who smote many nations, and killed mighty kings-- 11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan-- 12 and gave their land for a heritage, a heritage to Israel his people.
13 Thy name, O LORD, [is] forever, thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations. 14 For LORD will judge his people, and will relent concerning his servants.
15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 16 They have mouths, but they speak not. They have eyes, but they see not. 17 They have ears, but they hear not, nor is there any breath in their mouths. 18 Those who make them shall be like them, yea, everyone who trusts in them.