Psalm 147
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1Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.1Hallelujah! How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and lovely to praise Him!
2The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.2The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the exiles of Israel.
3He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.3He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.4He determines the number of the stars; He calls them each by name.
5Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.5Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit.
6The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.6The LORD sustains the humble, but casts the wicked to the ground.
7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music on the harp to our God,
8He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills.8who covers the sky with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the hills.
9He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry.9He provides food for the animals, and for the young ravens when they call.
10His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,10He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legpower of the man.
11but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.11The LORD is pleased with those who fear Him, who hope in His loving devotion.
12Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!12Exalt the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion!
13For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you.13For He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses the children within you.
14He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.14He makes peace at your borders; He fills you with the finest wheat.
15He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.15He sends forth His command to the earth; His word runs swiftly.
16He gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes.16He spreads the snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes;
17He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before his cold?17He casts forth His hail like pebbles. Who can withstand His icy blast?
18He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.18He sends forth His word and melts them; He unleashes His winds, and the waters flow.
19He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and rules to Israel.19He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and judgments to Israel.
20He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his rules. Praise the LORD!20He has done this for no other nation; they do not know His judgments. Hallelujah!
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Psalm 146
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