Happy are they whose hope is in the Lord—The Lord frees the prisoners, loves the righteous, and reigns forever.
1 a. Praise the Lord, O my soul.
2 While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
3 Put not your a in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
4 His a goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
5 a is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:
6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:
7 Which executeth judgment for the a: which giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth the prisoners:
8 The Lord openeth the a of the b: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: the Lord loveth the righteous:
9 The Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the a and b: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
10 The Lord shall reign for a, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord.