Psalm 135 is a psalm of praise to the ruler of the nations, Yahweh Elohim. Everyone called by his name should remember the deeds he has done throughout history and throughout their lives and send praises up to him. He is worthy of our praises. He is worthy to be adored and acknowledged. He is worthy because he is not a god made of hands. Let’s praise Yahweh Elohim for being awesome!
To learn more about this series, read “To Yahweh Be the Glory.”
We Give You Praise, Yahweh
We give praise to your name Yahweh!
We, your servants Yahweh, give you praise!
We who stand in your house Yahweh, in the courtyards of the house of our Elohim, praise you Yah, for Yahweh is good; we sing to your name, because it is pleasant. For Yah chose Ya’akov for himself, Israel as his own unique treasure.
I know you Yahweh are great and that you, our Lord, is above all gods. Yahweh, you do whatever pleases you, in heaven, on earth, in the seas, in all the depths. You raise clouds from the ends of the earth. You make the lightning flash in the rain and bring the wind out from your storehouses. You struck down Egypt’s firstborn, humans and animals alike. You sent signs and wonders among us, Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his subjects. You struck many nations, and slaughtered mighty kings – Sichon king of the Emori, ‘Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Kena’an. Then you gave their land as a heritage, to be possessed by Israel your people.
Yahweh, your name continues forever, your renown, Yahweh, through all generations.
For Yahweh you will vindicate your people. You will take pity on your servants.
The idols of the nations are mere silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but they can’t speak; they have eyes, but they can’t see; they have ears, but they can’t listen; and they have no breath in their mouths. The people who make them will become like them, along with everyone who trusts in them.
As the house of Israel, we bless you Yahweh! The house of Aharon blesses you Yahweh! The house of Levi blesses you Yahweh! We, who fear you Yahweh, bless you Yahweh!
We bless you Yahweh out of Tziyon, we who dwells in Yerushalayim!