Psalm 147
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1Hallelujah! It is good to sing praise to our God, and it is fitting to sing glorious praise.1Hallelujah! How good it is to sing to our God, for praise is pleasant and lovely.
2The LORD rebuilds Jerusalem; he gathers together the outcasts of Israel.2The LORD rebuilds Jerusalem; he gathers Israel's exiled people.
3He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their injuries.3He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.
4He keeps track of the number of stars, assigning names to all of them.4He counts the number of the stars; he gives names to all of them.
5Our Lord is great, and rich in power; his understanding has no limitation.5Our Lord is great, vast in power; his understanding is infinite.
6The LORD supports the afflicted while he casts the wicked to the ground.6The LORD helps the oppressed but brings the wicked to the ground.
7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving, and compose music to our God with the lyre.7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; play the lyre to our God,
8He shields the heavens with clouds, preparing rain for the earth and making grass grow on the hills.8who covers the sky with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, and causes grass to grow on the hills.
9He gives wild animals their food, including the young ravens when they cry.9He provides the animals with their food, and the young ravens, what they cry for.
10He takes no delight in the strength of a horse, and gains no pleasure in the runner's swiftness. 10He is not impressed by the strength of a horse; he does not value the power of a warrior.
11But the LORD is pleased with those who fear him, with those who depend on his gracious love.11The LORD values those who fear him, those who put their hope in his faithful love.
12Glorify the LORD, Jerusalem! Praise your God, Zion!12Exalt the LORD, Jerusalem; praise your God, Zion!
13For he has strengthened the bars of your gates, blessing your children within you.13For he strengthens the bars of your city gates and blesses your children within you.
14He grants peace within your borders, satisfying you with the finest of wheat.14He endows your territory with prosperity; he satisfies you with the finest wheat.
15He sends out his command to the earth, making his word go forth quickly.15He sends his command throughout the earth; his word runs swiftly.
16He supplies snow like wool, scattering frost like ashes.16He spreads snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes;
17He casts down his ice crystals like bread fragments. Who can endure his freezing cold?17he throws his hailstones like crumbs. Who can withstand his cold?
18He sends out his word and melts them. He makes his wind blow and the water flows.18He sends his word and melts them; he unleashes his winds, and the water flows.
19He declares his words to Jacob, his statutes and decrees to Israel.19He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and judgments to Israel.
20He has not dealt with any other nation like this; they never knew his decrees. Hallelujah!20He has not done this for every nation; they do not know his judgments. Hallelujah!
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Psalm 146
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