An exhortation to praise God for his mercy,
Psalms 135:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise [him], O ye servants of the LORD: Psalms 135:2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God. Psalms 135:3 Praise ye the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant. Psalms 135:4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, [and] Israel for his peculiar treasure.
for his power,
Psalms 135:5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. Psalms 135:6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that hath he done, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps. Psalms 135:7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth forth 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 He 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 an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people. Psalms 135:13 Thy name, O LORD, [endureth] for ever; thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations. Psalms 135:14 For the LORD shall 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 the LORD: O house of Aaron, bless ye the LORD: Psalms 135:20 O house of Levi, bless ye the LORD: ye that fear the LORD, bless ye the LORD. Psalms 135:21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, who dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.