1 Praise ye LORD. Praise LORD, O my soul. 2 While I live I will praise LORD. I will sing praises to my God while I have any being.
3 Put not your trust in rulers, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. 4 His breath goes forth, he returns to his earth. In that very day his thoughts perish.
5 Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in LORD his God, 6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps truth forever, 7 who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. LORD releases the prisoners. 8 LORD opens [the eyes of] the blind. LORD raises up those who are bowed down. LORD loves the righteous. 9 LORD preserves the sojourners. He upholds the fatherless and widow. But the way of the wicked he turns upside down.