In Praise of the LORD's Kindness 135 1Shout praises to the LORD! You are his servants, so praise his name. 2All who serve in the temple of the LORD our God, 3come and shout praises. Praise the name of the LORD! He is kind and good. 4He chose the family of Jacob and the people of Israel for his very own. 5The LORD is much greater than any other god. 6He does as he chooses in heaven and on earth and deep in the sea. 7The LORD makes the clouds rise from far across the earth, and he makes lightning to go with the rain. Then from his secret place he sends out the wind. 8The LORD killed the first-born of people and animals in the land of Egypt. 9God used miracles and wonders to fight the king of Egypt and all of his officials. 10He destroyed many nations and killed powerful kings, 11including King Sihon of the Amorites and King Og of Bashan. He conquered every kingdom in the land of Canaan 12and gave their property to his people Israel. 13The name of the LORD will be remembered forever, and he will be famous for all time to come. 14The LORD will bring justice and show mercy to all who serve him. 15 Idols of silver and gold are made and worshiped in other nations. 16They have a mouth and eyes, but they can't speak or see. 17They are completely deaf, and they can't breathe. 18Everyone who makes idols and all who trust them will end up as helpless as their idols. 19Everyone in Israel, come praise the LORD! All the family of Aaron 20and all the tribe of Levi,[M] come praise the LORD! All of his worshipers, come praise the LORD. 21Praise the LORD from Zion! He lives here in Jerusalem. Shout praises to the LORD!
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