Psalms

Psalm 135 ©

1An exhortation to God's servants to praise him for his goodness, 5his power, 8and judgments against his people's enemies. 15The vanity of idols. 19An exhortation to bless God.

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PRAISE ye the LORD. Praise aye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.

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Ye that bstand in the house of the LORD, in the ccourts of the house of our God,

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dPraise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; efor it is pleasant.

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For fthe LORD ghath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his *peculiar treasure.

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For I know that hthe LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

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iWhatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

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He jcauseth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

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Who ksmote the firstborn of Egypt, 1both of man and beast.

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Who lsent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.

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Who msmote great nations, and slew mighty kings;

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nSihon king of the Amorites, and oOg king of Bashan, and pall the kingdoms of Canaan:

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And gave their land for qan heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.

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rThy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, 2throughout all generations.

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For sthe LORD will judge his people, and the will repent himself concerning his servants.

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The uidols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

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They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;

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They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.

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vThey that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.

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wBless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron:

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Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.

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xBlessed be the LORD yout of Zion, zwhich dwelleth at Jerusalem. aPraise ye the LORD.