Praise Yahweh (Ps 117:1-117:2)

“Praise Yahweh!

All you nations!

Extol him!

All you peoples!

Great is his steadfast love

Toward us.

The faithfulness of Yahweh

Endures forever.

Praise Yahweh!”

Psalm 117 is the shortest psalm with only two verses. This is really a doxology or praise refrain. All the nations and people are to praise Yahweh for his great steadfast love and enduring faithfulness. This psalm begins and ends with the refrain of “Praise Yahweh,” “alleluia,” the Hebrew “Hallelujah.”