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Psalm 145 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Praising God’s Greatness

A hymn of David.

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I[fn] exalt you, my God the King,

and bless your name forever and ever.

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I will bless you every day;

I will praise your name forever and ever.

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The LORD is great and is highly praised;

his greatness is unsearchable.

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One generation will declare your works to the next

and will proclaim your mighty acts.

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I[fn] will speak of your splendor and glorious majesty

and[fn] your wondrous works.

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They will proclaim the power of your awe-inspiring acts,

and I will declare your greatness.[fn]

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They will give a testimony of your great goodness

and will joyfully sing of your righteousness.

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The LORD is gracious and compassionate,

slow to anger and great in faithful love.

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The LORD is good to everyone;

his compassion rests on all he has made.

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All you have made will thank you, LORD;

the[fn] faithful will bless you.

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They will speak of the glory of your kingdom

and will declare your might,

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informing all people of your mighty acts

and of the glorious splendor of your[fn] kingdom.

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Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom;

your rule is for all generations.

The LORD is faithful in all his words

and gracious in all his actions.[fn]

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The LORD helps all who fall;

he raises up all who are oppressed.[fn]

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All eyes look to you,

and you give them their food at the proper time.

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You open your hand

and satisfy the desire of every living thing.

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The LORD is righteous in all his ways

and faithful in all his acts.

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The LORD is near all who call out to him,

all who call out to him with integrity.

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He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;

he hears their cry for help and saves them.

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The LORD guards all those who love him,

but he destroys all the wicked.

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My mouth will declare the LORD’s praise;

let every living thing

bless his holy name forever and ever.

CSB Footnotes
The lines of this poem form an acrostic.
LXX, Syr read They
LXX, Syr read and they will tell of
Alt Hb tradition, Jer read great deeds
Lit your
LXX, Syr, Jer; MT reads his
One Hb ms, DSS, LXX, Syr; some Hb mss omit The Lord is faithful in all his words and gracious in all his actions.
Lit bowed down

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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