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Psalms 146

1 Praise the Lord.(1)
     Praise the Lord, O my soul.
2 I will praise the Lord all my life;
     I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
3 Do not put your trust in princes,
     in mortal men, who cannot save.
4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
     on that very day their plans come to nothing.
5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
     whose hope is in the Lord his God,
6 the Maker of heaven and earth,
     the sea, and everything in them--
     the Lord, who remains faithful forever.
7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed
     and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
8 the Lord gives sight to the blind,
     the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
     the Lord loves the righteous.
9 The Lord watches over the alien
     and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
     but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
10 The LORD reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD.