An exhortation to praise God for his mercy,
Psalms 135:1 Prayse ye the Lorde, prayse ye the name of God: prayse it ye seruauntes of God. Psalms 135:2 Ye that stande in the house of God: in the courtes of the house of our Lord, Psalms 135:3 Prayse ye the Lorde, for God is gratious: sing psalmes vnto his name, for it is pleasaunt. Psalms 135:4 For the Lorde hath chosen Iacob vnto hym selfe: and Israel for his owne possession.
for his power,
Psalms 135:5 For I knowe that God is great: and that our Lorde is aboue all gods. Psalms 135:6 God doth whatsoeuer pleaseth hym in heauen and in earth: in the sea, and in all deepe places. Psalms 135:7 He causeth cloudes to ascende from the lowest part of the earth: he maketh it to lighten when it rayneth, he bringeth wyndes out of his treasure houses.
for his judgments.
Psalms 135:8 He smote the first borne of Egypt: aswell of beast as of man. Psalms 135:9 He sent tokens and wonders into the mydst of thee O Egypt: against Pharao and all his seruauntes. Psalms 135:10 He smote many nations: and slue mightie kinges. Psalms 135:11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og the king of Bashan: and all the kingdomes of Chanaan. Psalms 135:12 And he gaue their lande for an inheritaunce: euen for an heritaunce to Israel his people. Psalms 135:13 Thy name O God endureth for euer: there wil be a remembraunce of thee O God, from one generation to another. Psalms 135:14 For God wyll iudge his people: and he will be pacified [beyng displeased] with his seruauntes.
The vanity of idols.
Psalms 135:15 As for the idols of the Heathen they are but siluer and golde: the worke of mens handes. Psalms 135:16 They haue a mouth and speake not: they haue eyes but they see not. Psalms 135:17 They haue eares and they heare not: yea there is no breath in their mouth. Psalms 135:18 They that make them are lyke vnto them: [and] euery one that putteth his trust in them.
An exhortation to bless God.
Psalms 135:19 Blesse God ye the house of Israel: blesse God ye the house of Aaron. Psalms 135:20 Blesse God ye the house of Leui: ye that feare God, blesse God. Psalms 135:21 Blessed be God out of Sion: who dwelleth at Hierusalem. Prayse ye the Lorde.