An exhortation to praise God for his mercy,
Psalms 135:1 Hallelujah! Praise the name of Jehovah; praise, 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 Jah; for Jehovah is good: sing psalms unto his name; for it is pleasant. Psalms 135:4 For Jah hath chosen Jacob unto himself, Israel for his own possession.
for his power,
Psalms 135:5 For *I* know that Jehovah is great, and our Lord is above all gods. Psalms 135:6 Whatsoever Jehovah pleased, he hath done in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all deeps; Psalms 135:7 Who causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; who maketh lightnings for the rain; who bringeth the wind out of his treasuries:
for his judgments.
Psalms 135:8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast; Psalms 135:9 Who sent signs and miracles into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh and upon all his servants; Psalms 135:10 Who smote great 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 an inheritance, an inheritance unto Israel his people. Psalms 135:13 Thy name, O Jehovah, is for ever; thy memorial, O Jehovah, from generation to generation. Psalms 135:14 For Jehovah will judge his people, and will repent in favour of 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 a mouth, and they speak not; eyes have they, and they see not; Psalms 135:17 They have ears, and they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouth. Psalms 135:18 They that make them are like unto them,every one that confideth in them.
An exhortation to bless God.
Psalms 135:19 House of Israel, bless ye Jehovah; house of Aaron, bless ye Jehovah; Psalms 135:20 House of Levi, bless ye Jehovah; ye that fear Jehovah, bless Jehovah. Psalms 135:21 Blessed be Jehovah out of Zion, who dwelleth at Jerusalem! Hallelujah!