C Volume 2: The Past and Future History of the King of Zion

U Book 2.1: Jehovah is praised by both Gentiles and Jews

C Part 1: Jehovah is praised by the Gentiles

O Chapter 1.1: Let all the Gentiles praise you, O God (Psalm 67)

U God be merciful to us, and bless us, and cause his face to shine upon us (Selah) that your Way may be known upon earth; your saving health among all Gentiles.

C Let the people praise you, O God; let all the people praise you.

C O let the Gentiles be glad and sing for joy: for you shall judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

O Let the people praise you, O God; let all the people praise you.

O Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

O Chapter 1.2: Praise Jehovah, all you Gentiles (Psalm 117)

O O praise Jehovah, all you Gentiles;

O praise him, all you people.

C For his merciful kindness is great toward us;

C and the truth of Jehovah endures forever.

U Praise Jehovah!

C Chapter 1.3: All the earth make a joyful sound to Jehovah, the true God (Psalm 100)

U Introduction

U Make a joyful sound to Jehovah, all the earth.

C Serve Jehovah with gladness;

C come before his presence with singing.

C Body

U Know that Jehovah, he is the true God.

C It is he that has made us, and not we ourselves.

C We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

O Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise;

O be thankful to him, and bless his Name.

C Conclusion

C For Jehovah is good;

C his mercy is everlasting;

U and his truth endures to all generations.

C Chapter 1.4: All the kings of the earth shall praise you (Psalm 138)

U Introduction

U I will praise you with my whole heart; before the gods will I sing praise to you.

C I will worship toward your holy Temple, and praise your Name for your lovingkindness and for your truth: for you have magnified your Word above all your Name.

C In the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul.

C Body

U All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Jehovah, when they hear the words of your mouth.

C Moreover, they shall sing in the ways of Jehovah: for great is the glory of Jehovah.

C Though Jehovah is high, yet he has respect to the lowly; but the proud he knows far away.

O Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me.

O You shall stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand shall save me.

C Conclusion

C Jehovah will perfect that which concerns me.

C Your mercy, O Jehovah, endures forever.

U Forsake not the works of your own hands.

U Chapter 1.5: Praise Jehovah, all of Creation (Psalm 148)

U Introduction

U Praise Jehovah! Praise Jehovah from the heavens; praise him in the heights.

C Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts.

C Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you stars of light. Praise him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that are above the heavens.

C Body

O Let them praise the Name of Jehovah: for he commanded, and they were created.

O He has also established them forever and ever; he has made a decree which shall not pass.

C Praise Jehovah from the earth, you dragons and all deeps; fire and hail; snow and vapors, stormy wind fulfilling his Word; mountains and all hills; fruitful trees and all cedars; beasts and all cattle; creeping things and flying bird; kings of the earth and all people; princes and all judges of the earth; both young men and virgins; old men and children.

C Let them praise the Name of Jehovah: for his Name alone is excellent.

U His glory is above the earth and heaven.

C Conclusion

C He also exalts the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints;

C even of the children of Israel, a people near to him.

U Praise Jehovah!

C Part 2: Jehovah is praised by the children of Zion

O Chapter 2.1: Let everything that has breath praise Jehovah (Psalm 150)

U Praise Jehovah!

C Praise God in his Sanctuary. Praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts. Praise him according to his excellent greatness.

C Praise him with the sound of the trumpet. Praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance. Praise him with stringed instruments and pipes. Praise him upon the loud cymbals; praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

O Let everything that has breath praise Jehovah.

O Praise Jehovah!

O Chapter 2.2: Bless Jehovah, all you servants of Jehovah (Psalm 134)

O Behold, bless Jehovah, all you servants of Jehovah,

O who by night stand in the House of Jehovah.

C Lift up your hands in the Sanctuary,

C and bless Jehovah.

U Jehovah that made heaven and earth bless you out of Zion.

C Chapter 2.3: Praise Jehovah, O you servants of Jehovah (Psalm 135)

U Introduction

U Praise Jehovah!

C Praise the Name of Jehovah; praise him, O you servants of Jehovah.

C You that stand in the House of Jehovah, in the courts of the House of our God, praise Jehovah: for Jehovah is good; sing praises to his Name: for it is pleasant.

C Body

U For Jehovah has chosen Jacob to himself, and Israel for his special treasure: for I know that Jehovah is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

C Whatsoever Jehovah pleased, that did he in heaven and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning for the rain; he brings the wind out of his treasuries.

C Who struck the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast. Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of you, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants. Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings: Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan; and gave their land for an inheritance, an inheritance to Israel his people.

O Your Name, O Jehovah, endures forever; and your memorial, O Jehovah, throughout all generations: for Jehovah will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.

O The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of mens hands. They have mouths, but they speak not; they have eyes, but they see not; they have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths. They that make them are like them; so is everyone that trusts in them.

C Conclusion

C Bless Jehovah, O house of Israel; bless Jehovah, O house of Aaron; bless Jehovah, O house of Levi; you that fear Jehovah, bless Jehovah.

C Blessed is Jehovah out of Zion, who dwells at Jerusalem.

U Praise Jehovah!

C Chapter 2.4: O you servants of Jehovah, praise the Name of Jehovah (Psalm 113)

U Introduction

U Praise Jehovah!

C Praise, O you servants of Jehovah;

C praise the Name of Jehovah.

C Body

U Blessed is the Name of Jehovah from this time forth and forevermore.

C From the rising of the sun until the going down of the same, Jehovahs Name is to be praised.

C Jehovah is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

O Who is like Jehovah our God, who dwells on high;

O who humbles himself to behold the things that are in Heaven, and in the earth!

C Conclusion

C He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill, that he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

C He makes the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children.

U Praise Jehovah!

U Chapter 2.5: Praise Jehovah in the congregation of saints (Psalm 149)

U Introduction

U Praise Jehovah!

C Sing to Jehovah a new song,

C and his praise in the congregation of saints.

C Body

O Let Israel rejoice in him that made him; let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

O Let them praise his Name in the dance; let them sing praises to him with the timbrel and harp.

C For Jehovah takes pleasure in his people.

C He will beautify the meek with salvation.

U Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud upon their beds.

C Conclusion

C Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the Judgment written.

C This honor have all his saints.

U Praise Jehovah!