Psalm 146

Put Not Your Trust in Princes

1 n Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
2 I will praise the Lord o as long as I live;
p I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

3 q Put not your trust in princes,
r in a son of man, in whom there is s no salvation.
4 When t his breath departs, he returns to the earth;
on that very day his plans perish.

5 u Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose v hope is in the Lord his God,
6 w who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them,
x who keeps faith forever;

7 y who executes justice for the oppressed,
z who gives food to the hungry.
a The Lord sets the prisoners free;
8 b the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
c The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
d the Lord loves the righteous.
9 e The Lord watches over the sojourners;
f he upholds the widow and the fatherless,
but g the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

10 h The Lord will reign forever,
your God, O Zion, to all generations.
n Praise the Lord!

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 135:1
    Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord, give praise, O servants of the Lord.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 63:4
    So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.
    Psalms 145:2
    Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 104:33
    I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 118:9
    It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 118:8
    It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.
    Isaiah 2:22
    Stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he?
    Jeremiah 17:5
    Thus says the Lord : "Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 60:11
    Oh, grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!
    Psalms 108:12
    Oh grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 104:29
    When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
    Ecclesiastes 12:7
    And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
    Job 10:9
    Remember that you have made me like clay; and will you return me to the dust?
    Job 34:14 - 15
    If he should set his heart to it and gather to himself his spirit and his breath.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 144:15
    Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall! Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 119:116
    Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope!
    Psalms 2:12
    Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 115:15
    May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth!
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 100:5
    For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
    Psalms 117:2
    For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 103:6
    The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 107:9
    For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.
    Psalms 145:15
    The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 105:20
    The king sent and released him; the ruler of the peoples set him free.
    Isaiah 61:1
    The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
    Psalms 68:6
    God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
  15. Cross References
    Matthew 9:30
    And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, "See that no one knows about it.
    John 9:7
    And said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 145:14
    The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.
    Psalms 147:6
    The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 11:7
    For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face.
  18. Cross References
    Exodus 22:21
    You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
  19. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 10:18
    He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.
    Exodus 22:22
    You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.
    Psalms 10:14
    But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands; to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless.
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 147:6
    The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.
  21. Cross References
    Psalms 10:16
    The Lord is king forever and ever; the nations perish from his land.
  22. Cross References
    Psalms 146:1
    Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!
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