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Psalm 135

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An exhortation to praise God for his mercy;

135:1 Praise Yah!
Praise the name of Yahweh!
Praise him, you servants of Yahweh,

135:2 you who stand in the house of Yahweh,
in the courts of our Godís house.

135:3 Praise Yah, for Yahweh is good.
Sing praises to his name, for that is pleasant.

135:4 For Yah has chosen Jacob for himself;
Israel for his own possession.

for his power;

135:5 For I know that Yahweh is great,
that our Lord is above all gods.

135:6 Whatever Yahweh pleased, that he has done,
in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps;

135:7 who causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth;
who makes lightnings with the rain;
who brings forth the wind out of his treasuries;

for his judgments.

135:8 Who struck the firstborn of Egypt,
both of man and animal;

135:9 Who sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, Egypt,
on Pharaoh, and on all his servants;

135:10 who struck many nations,
and killed mighty kings,

135:11 Sihon king of the Amorites,
Og king of Bashan,
and all the kingdoms of Canaan,

135:12 and gave their land for a heritage,
a heritage to Israel, his people.

135:13 Your name, Yahweh, endures forever;
your renown, Yahweh, throughout all generations.

135:14 For Yahweh will judge his people,
and have compassion on his servants.

The vanity of idols.

135:15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
the work of menís hands.

135:16 They have mouths, but they canít speak.
They have eyes, but they canít see.

135:17 They have ears, but they canít hear;
neither is there any breath in their mouths.

135:18 Those who make them will be like them;
yes, everyone who trusts in them.

An exhortation to bless God.

135:19 House of Israel, praise Yahweh!
House of Aaron, praise Yahweh!

135:20 House of Levi, praise Yahweh!
You who fear Yahweh, praise Yahweh!

135:21 Blessed be Yahweh from Zion,
Who dwells at Jerusalem.
Praise Yah!

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