Note: The psalm begins and ends with praise to Yah. The centre contrasts help in man who perishes and help form God the Creator. B’ appears to be a list of specific things to praise the LORD for.
A.1 Praise ye the LORD.
B. 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.
C. 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.
C’. 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:
B’. which keepeth truth for ever:
7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed:
which giveth food to the hungry.
The LORD looseth the prisoners:
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.
A’. Praise ye the LORD.