Psalm 147
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1Praise the LORD, for it is good to sing praises to our God! Yes, praise is pleasant and appropriate! 1Hallelujah! How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and lovely to praise Him!
2The LORD rebuilds Jerusalem, and gathers the exiles of Israel. 2The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the exiles of Israel.
3He heals the brokenhearted, and bandages their wounds. 3He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4He counts the number of the stars; he names all of them. 4He determines the number of the stars; He calls them each by name.
5Our Lord is great and has awesome power; there is no limit to his wisdom. 5Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit.
6The LORD lifts up the oppressed, but knocks the wicked to the ground. 6The LORD sustains the humble, but casts the wicked to the ground.
7Offer to the LORD a song of thanks! Sing praises to our God to the accompaniment of a harp! 7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music on the harp to our God,
8He covers the sky with clouds, provides the earth with rain, and causes grass to grow on the hillsides. 8who covers the sky with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the hills.
9He gives food to the animals, and to the young ravens when they chirp. 9He provides food for the animals, and for the young ravens when they call.
10He is not enamored with the strength of a horse, nor is he impressed by the warrior's strong legs. 10He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legpower of the man.
11The LORD takes delight in his faithful followers, and in those who wait for his loyal love. 11The LORD is pleased with those who fear Him, who hope in His loving devotion.
12Extol the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion! 12Exalt the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion!
13For he makes the bars of your gates strong. He blesses your children within you. 13For He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses the children within you.
14He brings peace to your territory. He abundantly provides for you the best grain. 14He makes peace at your borders; He fills you with the finest wheat.
15He sends his command through the earth; swiftly his order reaches its destination. 15He sends forth His command to the earth; His word runs swiftly.
16He sends the snow that is white like wool; he spreads the frost that is white like ashes. 16He spreads the snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes;
17He throws his hailstones like crumbs. Who can withstand the cold wind he sends? 17He casts forth His hail like pebbles. Who can withstand His icy blast?
18He then orders it all to melt; he breathes on it, and the water flows. 18He sends forth His word and melts them; He unleashes His winds, and the waters flow.
19He proclaims his word to Jacob, his statutes and regulations to Israel. 19He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and judgments to Israel.
20He has not done so with any other nation; they are not aware of his regulations. 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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