Psalms 146 – Trust in the Lord, not men

The psalmist portrays powerful people as inadequate saviors, making false promises they cannot deliver (146:3). God is the hope and the help of the needy. Jesus affirms his concern for the poor and afflicted in Luke 4:18-21; 7:21-23. He does not separate the physical needs from spiritual needs but attends to both.

(Source: Life Application Bible)


1  Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.

2  I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

3  Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.

4  When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.

5  Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,

6  the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them– the LORD, who remains faithful forever.

7  He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free,

8  the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous.

9  The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

10    The LORD reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD.