1 Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
2 While I live I will praise the LORD. I will sing praises to my God while I have any being.
3 Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.
4 His breath goes forth and he returns to the earth. In that very day his thoughts perish.
5 Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
6 Who made heaven, earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps truth forever,
7 Who executes judgment for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD looses the prisoners.
8 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD raises those who are bowed down. The LORD loves the righteous.
9 The LORD preserves the strangers. He relieves the fatherless and widow, but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.
10 The LORD will reign forever, even your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD.
[v.4] - "and he returns to the earth" - That is, to the earth from which he was formed (Genesis 2:7). This is the reason some translations, including the KJV, have, "and he returns to his earth."
[v.6] - Quoted in Acts 4:24.