Psalm 147
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1Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.1Hallelujah! It is good to sing praise to our God, and it is fitting to sing glorious praise.
2The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.2The LORD rebuilds Jerusalem; he gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
3He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.3He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their injuries.
4He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.4He keeps track of the number of stars, assigning names to all of them.
5Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.5Our Lord is great, and rich in power; his understanding has no limitation.
6The LORD lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground.6The LORD supports the afflicted while he casts the wicked to the ground.
7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises on the harp to our God,7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving, and compose music to our God with the lyre.
8Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who prepares rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.8He shields the heavens with clouds, preparing rain for the earth and making grass grow on the hills.
9He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens that cry.9He gives wild animals their food, including the young ravens when they cry.
10He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.10He takes no delight in the strength of a horse, and gains no pleasure in the runner's swiftness.
11The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy.11But the LORD is pleased with those who fear him, with those who depend on his gracious love.
12Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!12Glorify the LORD, Jerusalem! Praise your God, Zion!
13For He has strengthened the bars of your gates; He has blessed your children within you.13For he has strengthened the bars of your gates, blessing your children within you.
14He makes peace in your borders, And fills you with the finest wheat.14He grants peace within your borders, satisfying you with the finest of wheat.
15He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly.15He sends out his command to the earth, making his word go forth quickly.
16He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes;16He supplies snow like wool, scattering frost like ashes.
17He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can stand before His cold?17He casts down his ice crystals like bread fragments. Who can endure his freezing cold?
18He sends out His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.18He sends out his word and melts them. He makes his wind blow and the water flows.
19He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel.19He declares his words to Jacob, his statutes and decrees to Israel.
20He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise the LORD!20He has not dealt with any other nation like this; they never knew his decrees. Hallelujah!
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Psalm 146
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