An exhortation to praise God for his mercy,
Psalms 135:1 Praise ye Jehovah. Praise ye the name of Jehovah; Praise [him], O ye servants of Jehovah, Psalms 135:2 Ye that stand in the house of Jehovah, In the courts of the house of our God. Psalms 135:3 Praise ye Jehovah; for Jehovah is good: Sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant. Psalms 135:4 For Jehovah hath chosen Jacob unto himself, [And] Israel for his own possession.
for his power,
Psalms 135:5 For I know that Jehovah is great, And that our Lord is above all gods. Psalms 135:6 Whatsoever Jehovah pleased, that hath he done, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps; Psalms 135:7 Who causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who maketh lightnings for the rain; Who bringeth forth the wind out of his treasuries;
for his judgments.
Psalms 135:8 Who smote the first-born of Egypt, Both of man and beast; Psalms 135:9 Who sent signs and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, Upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants; Psalms 135:10 Who smote many nations, And slew mighty kings, Psalms 135:11 Sihon king of the Amorites, And Og king of Bashan, And all the kingdoms of Canaan, Psalms 135:12 And gave their land for a heritage, A heritage unto Israel his people. Psalms 135:13 Thy name, O Jehovah, [endureth] for ever; Thy memorial [name], O Jehovah, throughout all generations. Psalms 135:14 For Jehovah will judge his people, And repent himself concerning his servants.
The vanity of idols.
Psalms 135:15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men's hands. Psalms 135:16 They have mouths, but they speak not; Eyes have they, but they see not; Psalms 135:17 They have ears, but they hear not; Neither is there any breath in their mouths. Psalms 135:18 They that make them shall be like unto them; Yea, every one that trusteth in them.
An exhortation to bless God.
Psalms 135:19 O house of Israel, bless ye Jehovah: O house of Aaron, bless ye Jehovah: Psalms 135:20 O house of Levi, bless ye Jehovah: Ye that fear Jehovah, bless ye Jehovah. Psalms 135:21 Blessed be Jehovah out of Zion, Who dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye Jehovah.