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Christians and Halloween

This article looks at the origins of Halloween.



Origins of Halloween



A holy time of year is coming. If you are a Pagan, that is. This holiday will also be celebrated by millions who call themselves "Christian," but who routinely celebrate Pagan holidays. Many Pagans, Wiccans, and other members of the occult will be offended during this time because they feel certain aspects of the celebration propagate the connection of evil to their religion. This may come as a surprise to you, but on that point I have to agree with them. I know why they feel this way. I managed the local humane society here for a time, and every year as Halloween approached, the Board of Directors would insist that I hide all of the black cats in the facility. They were not to be adopted out of the facility starting about 3 weeks before Halloween until a couple of days after. Why? That is a good question. My formal training as an Animal Cruelty Investigator taught me that there was no known cult, religious or other activity currently practiced by even the most demonic, satanic group that called for the sacrifice of a black cat. The fact is that the more likely candidate for sacrifice would be a white German Shepherd, and even that was highly unlikely. The fact is that the majority of evil doing is accomplished by deranged individuals not by organized religion (with the exception of Satanic, Christian, and Muslim extremist). Most Pagans and even Satanist consider themselves to be peaceful. I know Pagans, and I have known Wiccans. Again I have to agree that in my experience they are generally nice, law-abiding, people. They are not the sort of people who would go sacrifice an animal and dance around a fire smeared in blood. They are more likely to build a shrine in the woods to honor a beloved pet who has died. The shrine will often contain the body of the pet and is often incorrectly identified as the scene of a sacrifice. They are not the sort of people who would give your child a piece of candy with a razor blade in it. This type of activity is usually accomplished by juvenile pranksters or more rarely by a deranged individual. They are not the sort of people who would kidnap or rape a child. Again this is an act reserved for deranged individuals. They are not the sort of people who would kidnap and sacrifice a baby. In today's world, the killing of infants is usually committed by the child's own parents and rarely if ever has anything to do with religion of any sort.

You might say "So, what is the point of all of this?"
The point is that celebrating a Pagan holiday is not going to turn you into some sort of monster. Celebrating a Pagan holiday is however an abomination unto GOD. The one true GOD. Pagan rituals are designed to worship false gods (usually plural) not the one true GOD. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

For those that question everything, I will establish that Halloween is indeed a Pagan holiday.
Halloween is just another of those Pagan holidays which the Catholic Church has attempted to "Christianize." We get Halloween from the Celtic holiday called "Samhain." I do not really feel the need to re-write what most people already know to be the truth. So I will simply copy the truth as it is already written from different sources to prove this point. I will copy each statement verbatim and post enough of each statement so that you get the full context of each statement. The source is listed after each statement.



Samhain is a festival held on October 31-November 1 in Celtic cultures. The name Samhain is derived from Old Irish and means roughly "summer's end". [2] A harvest festival with ancient roots in Celtic polytheism, it was linked to festivals held around the same time in other Celtic cultures, and continued to be celebrated in late medieval times.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain



Did you catch the polytheism statement?
Here is the definition for those that are not familiar with the word.



Polytheism is the belief of multiple deities, usually assembled into a pantheon of gods and goddesses, along with their own mythologies and rituals. Polytheism was the typical form of religion during the Bronze Age and Iron Age, up to the Axis age and the gradual development of monotheism or pantheism, and ultimately atheism.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polytheism



Do you wish to practice polytheism? Are you an atheist? Why would you celebrate Halloween if you are neither of these? Here is the next statement.



Ancient Origins of Halloween Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).
The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities.
During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other's fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.
By A.D. 43, Romans had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain.

The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain probably explains the tradition of "bobbing" for apples that is practiced today on Halloween. By the 800s, the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands. In the seventh century, Pope Boniface IV designated November 1 All Saints' Day, a time to honor saints and martyrs. It is widely believed today that the pope was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but church-sanctioned holiday. The celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints' Day) and the night before it, the night of Samhain, began to be called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween. Even later, in A.D. 1000, the church would make November 2 All Souls' Day, a day to honor the dead. It was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels, and devils. Together, the three celebrations, the eve of All Saints', All Saints', and All Souls', were called Hallowmas.

Source: http://www.history.com/topics/halloween



Is the GOD of Abraham your God? Or do you prefer to worship Celtic deities and Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees? Should we try to justify that it is somehow okay with the one true GOD that we participate in this Pagan holiday which was designed to honor and worship false gods?

Those are two mainstream sources which should convince even the most skeptical person that Halloween originates in paganism. But for those that are still not convinced, let us go see what the Pagans themselves have to say on the subject.



Samhain or "Samhuinn" is pronounced "sow-" (as in female pig) "-en" (with the neutral vowel sound) - not "Sam Hain" - because "mh" in the middle of an Irish word is a "w" sound (don't ask me why, it's just Irish). Known in Modern Irish as La' Samhna, in Welsh as Nos Galen-Gaeaf (that is, the "Night of the Winter Calends"), and in Manx as Laa Houney (Hollantide Day), Sauin or Souney, Samhain is often said to have been the most important of the fire festivals, because (according to most Celtic scholars) it may have marked the Celtic New Year. At the least, Samhain was equal in importance to Beltane and shared many symbolic characteristics.

Samhain was the original festival that the Western Christian calendar moved its "All Saints' Day" to (Eastern Christians continue to celebrate All Saints' Day in the spring, as the Roman Christians had originally). Since the Celts, like many cultures, started every day at sunset of the night before, Samhain became the "evening" of "All Hallows" ("hallowed" = "holy" = "saint") which was eventually contracted into "Hallow-e'en" or the modern "Halloween." Whether it was the Celtic New Year or not, Samhain was the beginning of the Winter or Dark Half of the Year (the seasons of Geimredh=Winter and Earrach=Spring) as Beltane was the beginning of the Summer or Light Half of the Year (the seasons of Samradh=Summer and Foghamhar=Fall). The day before Samhain is the last day of summer (or the old year) and the day after Samhain is the first day of winter (or of the new year). Being "between" seasons or years, Samhain was (and is) considered a very magical time, when the dead walk among the living and the veils between past, present and future may be lifted in prophecy and divination.

Many important mythological events are said to have occured on that day. It was on a Samhain that the Nemedians captured the terrible Tower of Glass built by the evil Formorians; that the Tuatha De Danann later defeated the Formors once and for all; and that many other events of a dramatic or prophetic nature in Celtic myth happened. Many of these events had to do with the temporary victory of the forces of darkness over those of light, signaling the beginning of the cold and dark half of the year.

There is some evidence to indicate that three days were spent celebrating this festival. Philip Carr-Gomm, Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, speaking of both Paleopagan and Mesopagan Druids in England, had this to say about it in his Elements of the Druid Tradition:

Samhuinn, from 31 October to 2 November was a time of no-time. Celtic society, like all early societies, was highly structured and organised, everyone knew their place. But to allow that order to be psychologically comfortable, the Celts knew that there had to be a time when order and structure were abolished, when chaos could reign. And Samhuinn, was such a time. Time was abolished for the three days of this festival and people did crazy things, men dressed as women and women as men. [This happened at Beltane too - IB] Farmers' gates were unhinged and left in ditches, peoples' horses were moved to different fields, and children would knock on neighbours' doors for food and treats in a way that we still find today, in a watered-down way, in the custom of trick-or-treating on Hallowe'en.
But behind this apparent lunacy, lay a deeper meaning. The Druids knew that these three days had a special quality about them. The veil between this world and the World of the Ancestors was drawn aside on these nights, and for those who were prepared, journeys could be made in safety to the 'other side'. The Druid rites, therefore, were concerned with making contact with the spirits of the departed, who were seen as sources of guidance and inspiration rather than as sources of dread. The dark moon, the time when no moon can be seen in the sky, was the phase of the moon which ruled this time, because it represents a time in which our mortal sight needs to be obscured in order for us to see into the other worlds.
The dead are honoured and feasted, not as the dead, but as the living spirits of loved ones and of guardians who hold the root-wisdom of the tribe. With the coming of Christianity, this festival was turned into Hallowe'en (31 October), All Hallows [All Saints Day] (1 November), and All Souls Day (2 November). Here we can see most clearly the way in which Christianity built on the Pagan foundations it found rooted in these isles. Not only does the purpose of the festival match with the earlier one, but even the unusual length of the festival is the same.


The Christian Church was unable to get the people to stop celebrating this holiday, so they simply sprinkled a little holy water on it and gave it new names, as they did with other Paleopagan holidays and customs. This was a form of calendrical imperialism, co-opting Paleopagan sacred times, as they had Paleopagan sacred places (most if not all of the great cathedrals of Europe were built on top of earlier Paleopagan shrines and sacred groves). So when Fundamentalists come to your local school board and try to get Halloween removed from the public schools because "it's a Pagan holiday," they are perfectly correct. Of course, Valentine's Day/Lupercalia, Easter/Eostre, and Christmas/Yule also have many Paleopagan elements associated with their dating and/or symbols, as the Jehovah's Witnesses and others have pointed out for decades. So if we decide to rid the public schools of all holidays that have Pagan aspects to them, there won't be many left for the kids to enjoy.

I find it amusing that American teens and pre-teens seem to have instinctively expanded their seasonal celebrations to add another night before Halloween, one on which they commit various acts of harmless (or unfortunately not) vandalism, including pranks on neighbors. If we assume that All Saints Day was moved to co-opt the central day of Samhain which was associated originally with the Gods and Goddesses of the Celts, and All Souls Day was supposed to co-opt the worship of the Ancestors, then the modern "Cabbage Night," "Hell Night" (boy does that push the Fundamentalists' buttons!), or simply "Mischief Night" (which used to be April 30th - the night before May Day - in Germany - there's that Beltane/Samhain connection again) would correspond to a celebration of the often mischievous Nature Spirits. This then nicely covers the Indo-European pattern of the "Three Kindreds" of Deities, Ancestors, and Nature Spirits.

Source: http://www.neopagan.net/Halloween-Origins.html



The writings on that website belong to Isaac Bonewits, a self-proclaimed Neopagan. Visit the above link to go to his website. At the bottom of the page he tells how he celebrates Halloween. Go read it. He celebrates it in the same manner as many self-professing Christians.

The Pagans know Halloween is a pagan holiday. It would seem that everyone knows it is a Pagan holiday except the millions of self-proclaimed Christians who celebrate it in wanton disregard of the one true GOD which they also supposedly serve. Just as stated in the above link, Halloween is a celebration of the "temporary victory of the forces of darkness over those of light".
The Bible is full of references to light and darkness. We will start in Gen 1:2.

Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

We will continue with Gen 1:4 where God makes a distinction between light and darkness.

Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

From that moment on light is associated with good because God said it was good. God did not say darkness was good, God said light was good. Do you want to celebrate darkness overcoming the light? Evil over good? What God do you serve?
The book of Mathew talks about darkness.

Mat 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

The book of John talks about darkness.

Joh 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.


The book of Luke also speaks of darkness.

Luk 11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

Does it sound like the Bible is instructing us to celebrate darkness overcoming light? The best example I can give from the Bible comes in Isa 5:20.

Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

It does not get any clearer than that. That is what the Bible says. Do we believe in what the Bible teaches or not? If we do believe what the Bible teaches, then we have now read too much to claim ignorance on this subject. Selah is a Hebrew term used in the Bible which means stop and think about what you have just read. Ponder it. Let those with eyes, see. Let those with ears, hear. I think it is an appropriate word to use here.
2Ch 6:41 tells the saints to rejoice in goodness.

2Ch 6:41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.

That word goodness is translated from the word: Towb. It means: pleasant, good, excellent, rich, better, glad, happy, prosperous, kind.
Does that say let the Saints rejoice in darkness? Or in evil? No. It says let thy Saints rejoice in goodness (Towb).
Psalm 16 says it all. Here it is.

Psa 16:1 Michtam of David. Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. Psa 16:2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee; Psa 16:3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight. Psa 16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. Psa 16:5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. Psa 16:6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. Psa 16:7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. Psa 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Psa 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. Psa 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Psa 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Do you believe that? Are you ready for pleasures ever more? Oh, but wait a minute. What was that about hastening after other gods?

Psa 16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

What does that mean? It means do not have anything to do with false or pagan gods! Do not even let their names fall from your lips. The Psalms are songs to be sung in worship of our Father. Could you sing that song in honesty from your heart while you dress your child in a Freddy Kruger outfit and send them out in celebration of the "Christianized" version of Samhain? How about while you bob for apples as in worship of some fruit god? Here is something to ponder. How can a person bob for apples without bowing? You know, bending at the waist, bowing as you would bow to worship. Is this by accident or design? Psalms 37 has some good points to be heard on the subject:


Psa 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. Psa 37:28 For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. Psa 37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. Psa 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. Psa 37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.



Depart from evil and do good. That is what it says. I am neither wise nor righteous, but I know the Bible teaches judgment for those who go whoring after false idols.

Psa 97:1 The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Psa 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. Psa 97:3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. Psa 97:4 His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled. Psa 97:5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. Psa 97:6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. Psa 97:7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods. Psa 97:8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD. Psa 97:9 For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods. Psa 97:10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. Psa 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. Psa 97:12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Ye that love the Lord, hate evil. Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols
Are you having second thoughts about celebrating a holiday that is based and founded on paganism? That is the Lord speaking to your heart. Convicting you. That is a good thing. It means he has not given up on you.

Psa 116:1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Psa 116:2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. Psa 116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. Psa 116:4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. Psa 116:5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. Psa 116:6 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me. Psa 116:7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee. Psa 116:8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. Psa 116:9 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living. Psa 116:10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted: Psa 116:11 I said in my haste, All men are liars. Psa 116:12 What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me? Psa 116:13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD. Psa 116:14 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people. Psa 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psa 116:16 O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. Psa 116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD. Psa 116:18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people, Psa 116:19 In the courts of the LORD'S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.

Do you love the Lord? Will you call upon him for as long as you live? Will you walk before the Lord in the land of the living or in some pagan ritualistic land of the dead or undead or whatever Halloween is supposed to represent?

In Luke, Jesus speaks to us in a parable:

Luk 6:47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: Luk 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. Luk 6:49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

This verse has multiple applications to the subject at hand. Is the foundation of Halloween laid in the Bible or in the Pagan religions of the Celtic? Are you hearing the word of God and doing as the word of God instructs, thereby laying your spiritual foundation on a rock?

Exo 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

We all know this commandment, but it seems we let the subtleties of Satan slip other gods into our lives. We accept them unknowingly, and before you know it, we bring them into the house of our Lord. We bring abominations unto the Lord into his houses of worship. Satan modifies the pagan rituals to fit into our lives, and then we modify them to fit into the house of the Lord. It has been going on for centuries and is written about in the Bible.

Take a look at Jeremiah.

Jer 23:11 For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD. Jer 23:12 Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD. Jer 23:13 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err. Jer 23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

What is the writer talking about here? Samaria was the Northern kingdom of Israel. Assyria invaded Northern Israel in 722 B.C. Many (as many as 27,000) Israelites were taken away and other people from the Assyrian empire were brought in forming a mixed culture. The people who were brought in continued to worship their own gods and introduced those beliefs to the remaining Israelites. This resulted in a mixture of religions and eventually led to the teachings of false doctrines and to the worshiping of pagan gods in the house of the Lord. As you might expect, God was angered by this.

It is no different today, when we mix the pagan idolatry of the Celtics and the Romans with Christianity and bring it into our churches or the parking lots of our churches. We do this in the case of Halloween "for the safety of the children." What we should be doing is teaching our children to worship GOD and to not be misled by the workings of Satan. 2 Corinthians states it best.

2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Are you unequally yoked together with unbelievers honoring an unholy alliance between the temple of God and the Pagan Celtic rituals?

In the article I referenced above from the History Channel, they ended the article with the following statement:
"Of course, whether we're asking for romantic advice or trying to avoid seven years of bad luck, each one of these Halloween superstitions relies on the good will of the very same "spirits" whose presence the early Celts felt so keenly. Ours is not such a different holiday after all!"

I could not agree more. My hope is that at least one person will read this and make a change in their life.

The last word belongs to the Lord.

Psa 145:1 David's Psalm of praise. I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. Psa 145:2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever. Psa 145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. Psa 145:4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. Psa 145:5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. Psa 145:6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. Psa 145:7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. Psa 145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. Psa 145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. Psa 145:10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee. Psa 145:11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; Psa 145:12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. Psa 145:13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations. Psa 145:14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. Psa 145:15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Psa 145:16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. Psa 145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. Psa 145:18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. Psa 145:19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. Psa 145:20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy. Psa 145:21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.


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