1 Praise the LORD. [^1] Praise the LORD, my soul.
2 I will praise the LORD all my life; ¶ I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
3 Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.
4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.
5 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God.
6 He is the Maker of heaven and earth, ¶ the sea, and everything in them — ¶ he remains faithful forever.
7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. ¶ The LORD sets prisoners free,
8 the LORD gives sight to the blind, ¶ the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, ¶ the LORD loves the righteous.
9 The LORD watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, ¶ but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
10 The LORD reigns forever, ¶ your God, O Zion, for all generations. ¶ Praise the LORD.