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Psalms 146:1-10

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Psalm 146 1 

146:1 Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

146:2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live!

I will sing praises to my God as long as I exist!

146:3 Do not trust in princes,

or in human beings, who cannot deliver! 2 

146:4 Their life’s breath departs, they return to the ground;

on that day their plans die. 3 

146:5 How blessed is the one whose helper is the God of Jacob,

whose hope is in the Lord his God,

146:6 the one who made heaven and earth,

the sea, and all that is in them,

who remains forever faithful, 4 

146:7 vindicates the oppressed, 5 

and gives food to the hungry.

The Lord releases the imprisoned.

146:8 The Lord gives sight to the blind.

The Lord lifts up all who are bent over. 6 

The Lord loves the godly.

146:9 The Lord protects those residing outside their native land;

he lifts up the fatherless and the widow, 7 

but he opposes the wicked. 8 

146:10 The Lord rules forever,

your God, O Zion, throughout the generations to come! 9 

Praise the Lord!

1 sn Psalm 146. The psalmist urges his audience not to trust in men, but in the Lord, the just king of the world who cares for the needy.

2 tn Heb “in a son of man, to whom there is no deliverance.”

3 tn Heb “his spirit goes out, it returns to his ground; in that day his plans die.” The singular refers to the representative man mentioned in v. 3b.

4 tn Heb “the one who guards faithfulness forever.”

5 tn Heb “executes justice for the oppressed.”

6 tn Perhaps “discouraged” (see Ps 57:6).

7 sn God is depicted here as a just ruler. In the ancient Near Eastern world a king was responsible for promoting justice, including caring for the weak and vulnerable, epitomized by resident aliens, the fatherless, and widows.

8 tn Heb “he makes the way of the wicked twisted.” The “way of the wicked” probably refers to their course of life (see Prov 4:19; Jer 12:1). God makes their path tortuous in the sense that he makes them pay the harmful consequences of their actions.

9 tn Heb “for a generation and a generation.”



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