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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 135:1-21

135  Praise Jah, YOU people!*+ Praise the name of Jehovah,+ Offer praise, O servants of Jehovah,+   YOU who are standing in the house of Jehovah,+ In the courtyards of the house of our God.+   Praise Jah,* for Jehovah is good.+ Make melody to his name, for it is pleasant.+   For Jah has chosen even Jacob for himself,+ Israel for his special property.+   For I myself well know that Jehovah is great,+ And our Lord* is more than all [other] gods.*+   Everything that Jehovah delighted [to do] he has done+ In the heavens and in the earth, in the seas and all the watery deeps.*+   He is causing vapors to ascend from the extremity* of the earth;+ He has made even sluices* for the rain;+ He is bringing forth the wind* from his storehouses,+   He who struck down the firstborn ones of Egypt,+ Both man* and beast.+   He sent signs and miracles into the midst of you, O Egypt,+ Upon Phar′aoh and upon all his servants;+ 10  He who struck down many nations+ And killed potent kings,+ 11  Even Si′hon the king of the Am′or·ites+ And Og the king of Ba′shan+ And all the kingdoms of Ca′naan,+ 12  And who gave their land as an inheritance,+ An inheritance to Israel his people.+ 13  O Jehovah, your name is to time indefinite.+ O Jehovah, your memorial is to generation after generation.*+ 14  For Jehovah will plead the cause of his people,+ And he will feel regret even over his servants.+ 15  The idols of the nations are silver and gold,+ The work of the hands of earthling man.*+ 16  A mouth they have, but they can speak nothing;+ Eyes they have, but they can see nothing;+ 17  Ears they have, but they can give ear to nothing.+ Also there exists no spirit* in their mouth.+ 18  Those making them will become just like them,+ Everyone who is trusting in them.+ 19  O house of Israel, do YOU men bless Jehovah.+ O house of Aaron, do YOU men bless Jehovah.+ 20  O house of Le′vi, do YOU men bless Jehovah.+ YOU fearers of Jehovah, bless Jehovah.+ 21  Blessed out of Zion be Jehovah,+ Who is residing in Jerusalem.+ Praise Jah, YOU people!*+

Footnotes

See 104:35 ftns.
See 68:4 ftn.
“And our Lord.” Heb., wa·ʼAdho·neh′nu, pl. of ʼA·dhohn′, to denote excellence or grandeur.
“Gods.” Heb. and T(Aram.), ʼelo·him′; Gr., the·ous′; Lat., di′is.
Or, “surging waters.” Heb., tehoh·mohth′; LXXVg, “abysses.” See 33:7 ftn, “Waters.”
Lit., “lightnings.” Heb., bera·qim′; by reading bedha·qim′ instead of bera·qim′, “sluices”; TLXXSyVg, “lightnings.” See JTS, Vol. 3, 1952, pp. 214-216.
“Wind.” Heb., ru′ach; Gr., a·ne′mous; Lat., ven′tos. See Ge 1:2 ftn, “Force.”
Lit., “from earthling man.” Heb., me·ʼa·dham′.
Or, “to all generations.”
Or, “of man.” Heb., ʼa·dham′.
Or, “breath.” Heb., ru′ach; Gr., pneu′ma; Lat., spi′ri·tus. Compare vs 7 ftn, “Wind”; 104:29 ftn.
See 104:35 ftns.