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Psalm 146

The Happiness of Those Whose Help is the Lord

1 Praise 1the Lord!

aPraise the Lord, O my soul!

2 bWhile I live I will praise the Lord;

I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

3 cDo not put your trust in princes,

Nor in 2a son of man, in whom there is no 3help.

4 dHis spirit departs, he returns to his earth;

In that very day ehis plans perish.

5 fHappy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help,

Whose hope is in the Lord his God,

6 gWho made heaven and earth,

The sea, and all that is in them;

Who keeps truth forever,

7 hWho executes justice for the oppressed,

iWho gives food to the hungry.

jThe Lord gives freedom to the prisoners.

8 kThe Lord opens the eyes of the blind;

lThe Lord raises those who are bowed down;

The Lord loves the righteous.

9 mThe Lord watches over the strangers;

He relieves the fatherless and widow;

nBut the way of the wicked He 4turns upside down.

10 oThe Lord shall reign forever—

Your God, O Zion, to all generations.

Praise the Lord!


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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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