Psalm 147 (New American Standard)

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Praise for Jerusalem's Restoration and Prosperity.

1 aPraise bthe LORD ! For 1it is good to sing praises to our God ; For cit is pleasant and praise is 2becoming. 2 The LORD 3builds up Jerusalem ; He 4gathers the outcasts of Israel. 3 He heals the 5brokenhearted And 6binds up their dwounds. 4 He 7counts the number of the stars ; He e8gives names to all of them. 5 9Great is our Lord and abundant in strength ; His 10understanding is finfinite . 6 The LORD g11supports the afflicted ; He brings down the wicked to the ground. 7 12Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving ; Sing praises to our God on the lyre, 8 Who 13covers the heavens with clouds, Who 14provides rain for the earth, Who 15makes grass to hgrow on the mountains. 9 He 16gives to the beast its food, And to the 17young ravens which cry. 10 He does not delight in the strength of the 18horse ; He 19does not take pleasure in the legs of a man. 11 The LORD 20favors those who fear Him, 21Those who wait for His lovingkindness. 12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem ! Praise your God, O Zion ! 13 For He has strengthened the 22bars of your gates ; He has 23blessed your sons within you. 14 He 24makes ipeace in your borders ; He 25satisfies you with 26the jfinest of the wheat. 15 He sends forth His 27command to the earth ; His 28word runs very swiftly. 16 He gives 29snow like wool ; He scatters the 30frost like ashes. 17 He casts forth His 31ice as fragments ; Who can stand before His 32cold ? 18 He 33sends forth His word and melts them; He 34causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow. 19 He 35declares His words to Jacob, His 36statutes and His ordinances to Israel. 20 He 37has not dealt thus with any nation ; And as for His ordinances, they have 38not known them. kPraise lthe LORD !
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