Behold now, praise the Lord, *
all you servants of the Lord,
You that stand by night in the house of the Lord, *
even in the courts of the house of our God.
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary *
and sing praises unto the Lord.
The Lord who made heaven and earth *
give you blessing out of Zion.
O praise the Lord. Praise the Name of the Lord; *
offer praise, you servants of the Lord,
You who stand in the house of the Lord, *
in the courts of the house of our God.
O praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; *
sing praises unto his Name, for it is lovely.
For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself *
and Israel for his own possession.
For I know that the Lord is great, *
and that our Lord is above all gods.
Whatsoever the Lord pleases he does, in heaven and on earth, *
in the seas and in all the deep places.
He brings forth clouds from the ends of the earth *
and sends forth lightning with the rain, bringing the wind out of his treasuries.
It was he who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, *
both of man and beast.
He sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, O land of Egypt, *
against Pharaoh and all his servants.
He smote many nations, *
and slew mighty kings:
Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og the king of Bashan, *
and all the kingdoms of Canaan.
And he gave their land to be an inheritance, *
an inheritance for Israel his people.
Your Name, O Lord, endures for ever; *
so does your renown, O Lord, from one generationto another.
For the Lord will avenge his people *
and have compassion upon his servants.
As for the idols of the nations, they are but silver and gold, *
the work of human hands.
They have mouths, but they speak not; *
eyes have they, but they see not;
They have ears, and yet they hear not, *
neither is there any breath in their mouths.
Those who make them are like them, *
and so are all who put their trust in them.
Praise the Lord, O house of Israel; *
praise the Lord, O house of Aaron.
Praise the Lord, O house of Levi; *
you who fear the Lord, praise the Lord.
Praised be the Lord from Zion, *
who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.