1 Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, my soul. 2 While I live, I will praise the LORD. I will sing praises to my God as long as I exist.
3 Do not put your trust in princes, each a son of man in whom there is no help. 4 His spirit departs, and he returns to the earth. In that very day, his thoughts perish.
5 Blessed is the one who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the 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. The LORD frees the prisoners. 8 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD raises up those who are bowed down. The LORD loves the righteous. 9 The LORD preserves the foreigners. He upholds the fatherless and widow, but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.