Psalm 145
Contemporary English Version

(By David for praise.)

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful

1I will praise you,

my God and King,

and always honor your name.

2I will praise you each day

and always honor your name.

3You are wonderful, Lord,

and you deserve all praise,

because you are much greater

than anyone can understand.

4Each generation will announce

to the next your wonderful

and powerful deeds.

5I will keep thinking about

your marvelous glory

and your mighty miracles.+

6Everyone will talk about

your fearsome deeds,

and I will tell all nations

how great you are.

7They will celebrate and sing

about your matchless mercy

and your power to save.

8You are merciful, Lord!

You are kind and patient

and always loving.

9You are good to everyone,

and you take care

of all your creation.

10All creation will thank you,

and your loyal people

will praise you.

11They will tell about

your marvelous kingdom

and your power.

12Then everyone will know about

the mighty things you do

and your glorious kingdom.

13Your kingdom will never end,

and you will rule forever.

Our Lord, you keep your word

and do everything you say.+

14When someone stumbles or falls,

you give a helping hand.

15Everyone depends on you,

and when the time is right,

you provide them with food.

16By your own hand you satisfy

the desires of all who live.

17Our Lord, everything you do

is kind and thoughtful,

18and you are near to everyone

whose prayers are sincere.

19You satisfy the desires

of all your worshipers,

and you come to save them

when they ask for help.

20You take care of everyone

who loves you,

but you destroy the wicked.

21I will praise you, Lord,

and everyone will respect

your holy name forever.


145.5 and … miracles: One Hebrew manuscript and two ancient translations have “as others tell about your mighty miracles.”
145.13 Our … say: These words are found in one Hebrew manuscript and two ancient translations.

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