Psalm 145

Great Is the Lord

1 A Song of Praise. Of David.

j I will extol you, my God and k King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless you
l and praise your name forever and ever.
3 m Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and his n greatness is unsearchable.

4 o One generation shall commend your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
5 On p the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6 They shall speak of q the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
7 They shall pour forth the fame of your r abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

8 The Lord is s gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 The Lord is t good to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.

10 u All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your v saints shall bless you!
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
and tell of your power,
12 to w make known to the children of man your 2 x mighty deeds,
and y the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

13 z Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
[The Lord is faithful in all his words
and kind in all his works.] 3
14 The Lord a upholds all who are falling
and b raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all c look to you,
and you give them their food in due season.
16 You d open your hand;
you e satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is f righteous in all his ways
and g kind in all his works.
18 The Lord is h near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him i in truth.
19 He j fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
he also k hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord l preserves all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.

21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
and m let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 99:5
    Exalt the Lord our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!
    Psalms 99:9
    Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy!
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 98:6
    With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 146:2
    I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 48:1
    Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain.
  5. Cross References
    Job 5:9
    Who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number:
    Isaiah 40:28
    Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 38:19
    The living, the living, he thanks you, as I do this day; the father makes known to the children your faithfulness.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 145:12
    To make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 78:4
    We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 63:7
    I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord, the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has granted us, and the great goodness to the house of Israel that he has granted them according to his compassion, according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 86:5
    For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
    Psalms 86:15
    But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 100:5
    For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 19:1
    The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
    Psalms 103:22
    Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul!
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 132:9
    Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your saints shout for joy.
    Psalms 132:16
    Her priests I will clothe with salvation, and her saints will shout for joy.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 105:1
    Oh give thanks to the Lord ; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 145:4
    One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.
    Psalms 150:2
    Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!
    Deuteronomy 3:24
    O Lord God, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as yours?
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 145:5
    On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 10:16
    The Lord is king forever and ever; the nations perish from his land.
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 37:17
    For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous.
    Psalms 37:24
    Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.
  19. Cross References
    Psalms 146:8
    The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 104:27
    These all look to you, to give them their food in due season.
  21. Cross References
    Psalms 104:28
    When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.
  22. Cross References
    Psalms 104:21
    The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God.
    Psalms 147:8
    He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills.
  23. Cross References
    Psalms 116:5
    Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful.
  24. Cross References
    Psalms 18:25
    With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless.
    Jeremiah 3:12
    Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, "'Return, faithless Israel, declares the Lord. I will not look on you in anger, for I am merciful, declares the Lord ; I will not be angry forever.
  25. Cross References
    Psalms 34:18
    The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
    Psalms 119:151
    But you are near, O Lord, and all your commandments are true.
    Deuteronomy 4:7
    For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, whenever we call upon him?
  26. Cross References
    John 4:23 - 24
    But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.
  27. Cross References
    Proverbs 10:24
    What the wicked dreads will come upon him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.
    John 9:31
    We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.
  28. Cross References
    Psalms 31:22
    I had said in my alarm, "I am cut off from your sight." But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy when I cried to you for help.
  29. Cross References
    Psalms 97:10
    O you who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
  30. Cross References
    Psalms 150:6
    Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
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