146:1 Hallelujah. Praise the Lord, O my soul.

146:2 I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises unto my God while I have my being.

146:3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his dust; in that very day his thoughts perish.

146:5 Happy is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God,

146:6 Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is; who keepeth truth for ever;

146:7 Who executeth justice for the oppressed; who giveth bread to the hungry. the Lord looseth the prisoners;

146:8 the Lord openeth the eyes of the blind; the Lord raiseth up them that are bowed down; the Lord loveth the righteous;

146:9 the Lord preserveth the strangers; He upholdeth the fatherless and the widow; but the way of the wicked He maketh crooked.

146:10 the Lord will reign for ever, Thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Hallelujah.


Hebrew Transliteration

146:1 halelu-yâh haleliy naphshiy 'eth-Adonay

146:2 'ahalelâhAdonay bechayyây 'azammerâh lê'lohay be`odhiy

146:3 'al-tibhthechubhindhiybhiym bebhen-'âdhâm she'êyn lo theshu`âh

146:4 têtsê' rucho yâshubhle'adhmâtho bayyom hahu' 'âbhedhu `eshtonothâyv

146:5 'ashrêy she'êl ya`aqobhbe`ezro sibhro `al-Adonay 'elohâyv

146:6 `oseh shâmayim vâ'ârets'eth-hayyâm ve'eth-kâl-'asher-bâm hashomêr 'emeth le`olâm

146:7 `osehmishpâth lâ`ashuqiym nothên lechem lâre`êbhiym Adonay mattiyr'asuriym

146:8 Adonay poqêach `ivriym Adonay zoqêph kephuphiymAdonay 'ohêbh tsaddiyqiym

146:9 Adonay shomêr 'eth-gêriymyâthom ve'almânâh ye`odhêdh vedherekh reshâ`iym ye`avvêth

146:10 yimlokhAdonay le`olâm 'elohayikh tsiyyon ledhor vâdhor halelu-yâh

This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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