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 to sing praises to our God! How delightful and how fitting!
2The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.2The LORD is rebuilding Jerusalem and bringing the exiles back to Israel.
3He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.3He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.
4He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.4He counts the stars and calls them all by name.
5Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.5How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!
6The LORD lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground.6The LORD supports the humble, but he brings the wicked down into the dust.
7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises on the harp to our God,7Sing out your thanks to the LORD; sing praises to our God with a harp.
8Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who prepares rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.8He covers the heavens with clouds, provides rain for the earth, and makes the grass grow in mountain pastures.
9He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens that cry.9He gives food to the wild animals and feeds 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 pleasure in the strength of a horse or in human might.
11The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy.11No, the LORD’s delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love.
12Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!12Glorify the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O 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 and blessed your children within your walls.
14He makes peace in your borders, And fills you with the finest wheat.14He sends peace across your nation and satisfies your hunger with the finest wheat.
15He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly.15He sends his orders to the world— how swiftly his word flies!
16He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes;16He sends the snow like white wool; he scatters frost upon the ground like ashes.
17He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can stand before His cold?17He hurls the hail like stones. Who can stand against his freezing cold?
18He sends out His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.18Then, at his command, it all melts. He sends his winds, and the ice thaws.
19He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel.19He has revealed his words to Jacob, his decrees and regulations 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 done this for any other nation; they do not know his regulations. Praise the LORD!
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
Psalm 146
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