Psalm 146

The one who has the God of Jacob to help him is happy.
This is the first of five "hallelujah" psalms which close the collection of psalms. It is also in a set of the last six. See ps145.
.1 ¶ Praise ye the LORD. 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 trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
.4  His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
  1 - Praise ye the Lord Each psalm, beginning with this psalm and continuing to the last one (five in all) have these words as its lead sentence.
  2 - While I live Then do we cease to praise God in death? See v4. For more on life after death, go.
  3 - Trust n princes Military or political strength cannot save us.
  4 - Thoughts From `eshtonah which appears only in this verse in the Bible. Sometimes translated "plans" but related to "thoughts" or "thinking"so the KJV is a better translation. See on ec1207 remembering that the Hebrew word for breath and for spirit is the same.
 5 ¶ Happy 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 oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
  5 - God of Jacob Why specifically Jacob? Jacob prevailed. See on ps04607.
  7 - God is fair. On "prisoners" see is5801.
 8  The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
 9  The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
 10  The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.
  8 - Openeth the eyes The Lord has always done this spiritually for those who are willing to see je0521. The Messiah would do it physically as well mr1046.
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