Psalm 135

Psalm 135  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 6
Hallelu-Jah. Praise ye the name of Jehovah; praise him, O ye servants of Jehovah.
Ye that stand in the house of Jehovah, in the courts of the house of our Elohim,
Hallelu-Jah; for Jehovah is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.
For Jah hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.
For I know that Jehovah is great, and that our Lord [Adonim] is above all gods [or, elohim].
Whatsoever Jehovah pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
He causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.
Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;
Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:
And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.
Thy name, O Jehovah, endureth forever; and thy memorial, O Jehovah, throughout all generations.
For Jehovah will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.
The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;
They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.
Bless Jehovah, O house of Israel: bless Jehovah, O house of Aaron:
Bless Jehovah, O house of Levi: ye that fear Jehovah, bless Jehovah.
Blessed be Jehovah out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Hallelu-Jah.
Jehovah in contrast with Idols.
135:1 Hallelu-Jah. Praise Jehovah's name, ye his servants, 2 in the house, in the courts of the house-3, as good, 4 chooser for himself of Jacob and Israel; as 5 great, 6 doer everywhere of his will, 7 in the air, 8, 9 in judging Egypt, 10-12 and great nations (goïm); 13 enduring in name and memorial, 14 judge of his own people; 15-18 the vanity of idols and their makers; 19, 20 house of Israel, of Aaron, of Levi, ye fearers of Jehovah bless him, 21 out of Zion, dweller in Jerusalem, may he be praised.