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1Praise the Lord!

Let all that I am praise the Lord.

2I will praise the Lord as long as I live.

I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath.

3Don’t put your confidence in powerful people;

there is no help for you there.

4When they breathe their last, they return to the earth,

and all their plans die with them.

5But joyful are those who have the God of Israel*146:5 Hebrew of Jacob. See note on 44:4.  as their helper,

whose hope is in the Lord their God.

6He made heaven and earth,

the sea, and everything in them.

He keeps every promise forever.

7He gives justice to the oppressed

and food to the hungry.

The Lord frees the prisoners.

8The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.

The Lord lifts up those who are weighed down.

The Lord loves the godly.

9The Lord protects the foreigners among us.

He cares for the orphans and widows,

but he frustrates the plans of the wicked.

10The Lord will reign forever.

He will be your God, O Jerusalem,*146:10 Hebrew Zion.  throughout the generations.

Praise the Lord!