||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 147 [Commentary] [Map] |
||Praise the LORD !
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
For it is pleasant and praise is becoming.
||The LORD builds up Jerusalem;
He gathers the outcasts of Israel.
||He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
||He counts the number of the stars;
He gives names to all of them.
||Great is our Lord and abundant in strength;
His understanding is infinite.
||The LORD supports the afflicted;
He brings down the wicked to the ground.
||Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;
Sing praises to our God on the lyre,
||Who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who provides rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
||He gives to the beast its food,
And to the young ravens which cry.
||He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.
||The LORD favors those who fear Him,
Those who wait for His lovingkindness.
||Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
||For He has strengthened the bars of your gates;
He has blessed your sons within you.
||He makes peace in your borders;
He satisfies you with the finest of the wheat.
||He sends forth His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
||He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes.
||He casts forth His ice as fragments;
Who can stand before His cold?
||He sends forth His word and melts them;
He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.
||He declares His words to Jacob,
His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.
||He has not dealt thus with any nation;
And as for His ordinances, they have not known them.
Praise the LORD !
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