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.1Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
2The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together 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 counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.4He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
5Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.5Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
6The LORD lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground.6The LORD sustains the humble but 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 grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp.
8Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who prepares rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.8He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
9He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens that cry.9He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
10He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.10His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
11The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy.11the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
12Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!12Extol the LORD, Jerusalem; praise your God, Zion.
13For He has strengthened the bars of your gates; He has blessed your children within you.13He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.
14He makes peace in your borders, And fills you with the finest wheat.14He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
15He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly.15He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
16He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes;16He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
17He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can stand before His cold?17He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?
18He sends out His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.18He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
19He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel.19He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws 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 done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.
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