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Psalm 145

A Song of God’s Majesty and Love

aA Praise of David.

1 I will 1extol You, my God, O King; And I will bless Your name forever and ever.

2 Every day I will bless You,

And I will praise Your name forever and ever.

3 bGreat is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;

And cHis greatness is 2unsearchable.

4 dOne generation shall praise Your works to another,

And shall declare Your mighty acts.

5 3I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty,

And 4on Your wondrous works.

6 Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts,

And I will declare Your greatness.

7 They shall 5utter the memory of Your great goodness,

And shall sing of Your righteousness.

8 eThe Lord is gracious and full of compassion,

Slow to anger and great in mercy.

9 fThe Lord is good to all,

And His tender mercies are over all His works.

10 gAll Your works shall praise You, O Lord,

And Your saints shall bless You.

11 They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom,

And talk of Your power,

12 To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts,

And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.

13 hYour kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

And Your dominion endures throughout all 6generations.

14 The Lord upholds all who fall,

And iraises up all who are bowed down.

15 jThe eyes of all look expectantly to You,

And kYou give them their food in due season.

16 You open Your hand

lAnd satisfy the desire of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous in all His ways,

Gracious in all His works.

18 mThe Lord is near to all who call upon Him,

To all who call upon Him nin truth.

19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;

He also will hear their cry and save them.

20 oThe Lord preserves all who love Him,

But all the wicked He will destroy.

21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord,

And all flesh shall bless His holy name

Forever and ever.


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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