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Psalm 145 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:1 - A psalm of praise of David.

I will exalt you, my God and King,
and praise your name forever and ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:2 - I will praise you every day;
yes, I will praise you forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:3 - Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise!
No one can measure his greatness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:4 - Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts;
let them proclaim your power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:5 - I will meditate[fn] on your majestic, glorious splendor
and your wonderful miracles.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:6 - Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue;
I will proclaim your greatness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:7 - Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness;
they will sing with joy about your righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:8 - The LORD is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:9 - The LORD is good to everyone.
He showers compassion on all his creation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:10 - All of your works will thank you, LORD,
and your faithful followers will praise you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:11 - They will speak of the glory of your kingdom;
they will give examples of your power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:12 - They will tell about your mighty deeds
and about the majesty and glory of your reign.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:13 - For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.
You rule throughout all generations.
The LORD always keeps his promises;
he is gracious in all he does.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:14 - The LORD helps the fallen
and lifts those bent beneath their loads.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:15 - The eyes of all look to you in hope;
you give them their food as they need it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:16 - When you open your hand,
you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:17 - The LORD is righteous in everything he does;
he is filled with kindness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:18 - The LORD is close to all who call on him,
yes, to all who call on him in truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:19 - He grants the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cries for help and rescues them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:20 - The LORD protects all those who love him,
but he destroys the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:21 - I will praise the LORD,
and may everyone on earth bless his holy name
forever and ever.
NLT Footnotes
Some manuscripts read They will speak.
The last two lines of 145:13 are not found in many of the ancient manuscripts.
This psalm is a Hebrew acrostic poem; each verse (including 13b) begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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For more information on this translation, see the NLT Preface.

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