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Psalm 147 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Praise the LORD! Because it is good to sing praise to our God! Because it is a pleasure to make beautiful praise! 1 Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
2 The LORD rebuilds Jerusalem, gathering up Israel's exiles. 2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.
3 God heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4 God counts the stars by number, giving each one a name. 4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
5 Our Lord is great and so strong! God's knowledge can't be grasped! 5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
6 The LORD helps the poor, but throws the wicked down on the dirt! 6 The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to the LORD with thanks; sing praises to our God with a lyre! 7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.
8 God covers the skies with clouds; God makes rain for the earth; God makes the mountains sprout green grass. 8 He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
9 God gives food to the animals— even to the baby ravens when they cry out. 9 He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
10 God doesn't prize the strength of a horse; God doesn't treasure the legs of a runner. 10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of a man;
11 No. The LORD treasures the people who honor him, the people who wait for his faithful love. 11 the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
12 Worship the LORD, Jerusalem! Praise your God, Zion! 12 Extol the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion,
13 Because God secures the bars on your gates, God blesses the children you have there. 13 for he strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.
14 God establishes your borders peacefully. God fills you full with the very best wheat. 14 He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
15 God issues his command to the earth— God's word speeds off fast! 15 He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
16 God spreads snow like it was wool; God scatters frost like it was ashes; 16 He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 God throws his hail down like crumbs— who can endure God's freezing cold? 17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 Then God issues his word and melts it all away! God makes his winds blow; the water flows again. 18 He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
19 God proclaims his word to Jacob; his statutes and rules to Israel. 19 He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.
20 God hasn't done that with any other nation; those nations have no knowledge of God's rules. Praise the LORD! 20 He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.