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Psalm 147 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Give praise to the Lord; for it is good to make melody to our God; praise is pleasing and beautiful. 1 Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
2 The Lord is building up Jerusalem; he makes all the outlaws of Israel come together. 2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.
3 He makes the broken-hearted well, and puts oil on their wounds. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4 He sees the number of the stars; he gives them all their names. 4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
5 Great is our Lord, and great his power; there is no limit to his wisdom. 5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
6 The Lord gives help to the poor in spirit; but he sends sinners down in shame. 6 The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Make songs of praise to the Lord; make melody to our God with instruments of music. 7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.
8 By his hand the heaven is covered with clouds and rain is stored up for the earth; he makes the grass tall on the mountains. 8 He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
9 He gives food to every beast, and to the young ravens in answer to their cry. 9 He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
10 He has no delight in the strength of a horse; he takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. 10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of a man;
11 The Lord takes pleasure in his worshippers, and in those whose hope is in his mercy. 11 the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
12 Give praise to the Lord, O Jerusalem; give praise to your God, O Zion. 12 Extol the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion,
13 He has made strong the iron bands of your doors; he has sent blessings on your children inside your walls. 13 for he strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.
14 He gives peace in all your land, making your stores full of fat grain. 14 He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
15 He sends out his orders to the earth; his word goes out quickly. 15 He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
16 He gives snow like wool; he sends out ice-drops like dust. 16 He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He sends down ice like raindrops: water is made hard by his cold. 17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 At the outgoing of his word, the ice is turned to water; when he sends out his wind, there is a flowing of waters. 18 He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
19 He makes his word clear to Jacob, teaching Israel his laws and his decisions. 19 He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.
20 He has not done these things for any other nation: and as for his laws, they have no knowledge of them. Let the Lord be praised. 20 He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.