Let my whole being* praise Jehovah.+
2 I will praise Jehovah all my life.
I will sing praises* to my God as long as I live.
5 Happy is the one who has the God of Jacob as his helper,+
Whose hope is in Jehovah his God,+
6 The Maker of heaven and earth,
Of the sea, and of all that is in them,+
The One who always remains faithful,+
7 The One securing justice for those defrauded,
The One giving bread to the hungry.+
Jehovah is releasing the prisoners.*+
8 Jehovah is opening the eyes of the blind;+
Jehovah is raising up those bowed down;+
Jehovah loves the righteous.
9 Jehovah is protecting the foreign residents;
He sustains the fatherless child and the widow,+