Good News Translation (GNB)
113

In Praise of the LORD's Goodness

1131Praise the LORD!

You servants of the LORD,

praise his name!

2May his name be praised,

now and for ever.

3From the east to the west

praise the name of the LORD!

4The LORD rules over all nations;

his glory is above the heavens.

5There is no one like the LORD our God.

He lives in the heights above,

6but he bends down

to see the heavens and the earth.

7He raises the poor from the dust;

he lifts the needy from their misery

8and makes them companions of princes,

the princes of his people.

9He honours the childless wife in her home;

he makes her happy by giving her children.

Praise the LORD!

114

A Passover Song

1141

114.1:
Ex 12.51
When the people of Israel left Egypt,

when Jacob's descendants left that foreign land,

2Judah became the Lord's holy people,

Israel became his own possession.

3

114.3:
Ex 14.21
Josh 3.16
The Red Sea looked and ran away;

the River Jordan stopped flowing.

4The mountains skipped like goats;

the hills jumped about like lambs.

5What happened, Sea, to make you run away?

And you, O Jordan, why did you stop flowing?

6You mountains, why did you skip like goats?

You hills, why did you jump about like lambs?

7Tremble, earth, at the Lord's coming,

at the presence of the God of Jacob,

8

114.8:
Ex 17.1–7
Num 20.2–13
who changes rocks into pools of water

and solid cliffs into flowing springs.

115

The One True God

1151To you alone, O LORD, to you alone,

and not to us, must glory be given

because of your constant love and faithfulness.

2Why should the nations ask us,

“Where is your God?”

3Our God is in heaven;

he does whatever he wishes.

4

115.4–8:
Ps 135.15–18
Rev 9.20
Their gods are made of silver and gold,

formed by human hands.

5They have mouths, but cannot speak,

and eyes, but cannot see.

6They have ears, but cannot hear,

and noses, but cannot smell.

7They have hands, but cannot feel,

and feet, but cannot walk;

they cannot make a sound.

8May all who made them and who trust in them

become115.8 May allbecome; or All who made them and who trust in them will become. like the idols they have made.

9Trust in the LORD, you people of Israel.

He helps you and protects you.

10Trust in the LORD, you priests of God.

He helps you and protects you.

11Trust in the LORD, all you that worship him.

He helps you and protects you.

12The LORD remembers us and will bless us;

he will bless the people of Israel

and all the priests of God.

13

115.13:
Rev 11.18
19.5
He will bless everyone who honours him,

the great and the small alike.

14May the LORD give you children —

you and your descendants!

15May you be blessed by the LORD,

who made heaven and earth!

16Heaven belongs to the LORD alone,

but he gave the earth to the human race.

17The LORD is not praised by the dead,

by any who go down to the land of silence.115.17 land of silence: The world of the dead (see 6.5).

18But we, the living, will give thanks to him

now and for ever.

Praise the LORD!