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Psalm 147 (Lexham English Bible)

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Praise to Yahweh for His Providence

1 Praise Yah.a For [it is] good to sing praises [to] our God; for [it is] pleasant; praise is fitting. 2 Yahweh [is] building Jerusalem; he gathers [the] scattered ones of Israel. 3 [He is] the one who heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds. 4 [He] counts [the] number of the stars; he gives names to all of them. 5 Great [is] our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is unlimited. 6 Yahweh helps the afflicted up; [he] brings [the] wicked down to [the] ground. 7 Sing to Yahweh with thanksgiving; sing praises to our God with lyre, 8 who covers [the] heavens with clouds, who provides rain for the earth, who causes grass to grow on the mountains. 9 [He] gives to [the] animal its food, [and] to [the] young ravens that cry. 10 He does not delight in the strength of the horse; he takes no pleasure in the legs of the man. 11 Yahweh takes pleasure in those who fear him, the ones who hopeb for his loyal love. 12 Laud Yahweh, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion, 13 for he strengthens the bars of your gates. He blesses your children within you; 14 [he] makes your border peaceful; he satisfies you with [the] {finest of wheat}.c 15 [He] sends out his commandd to [the] earth; his word runs swiftly. 16 [He] gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes; 17 [he] throws his hail like crumbs. Who can stand before his cold?e 18 He sends out his word and melts them; he blows his breath, the water flows. 19 [He] declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and his ordinances to Israel. 20 He has not done so for any nation, and they do not know [his] ordinances. Praise Yah.f
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