1 Praise Jehovah. Praise Jehovah, O my soul. 2 While I live I will praise Jehovah; I will sing praises to my God while I have any being.
3 Do not put your trust in princes, nor in the son of man in whom there is no salvation. 4 His breath goes forth; he returns to the earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
5 Blessed is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose help is in Jehovah his God, 6 who made the heavens and earth, the sea and all that is in it; who keeps truth forever; 7 who carries out judgment for the mistreated; who gives food to the hungry. Jehovah lets the prisoners loose; 8 the Lord opens the eyes of the blind; Jehovah raises those who are bowed down; Jehovah loves the righteous; 9 Jehovah preserves the strangers; He relieves the orphan and widow, but the way of the wicked He turns upside down.