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Psalm 147 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Praise ye Jehovah; For it is good to sing praises unto our God; For it is pleasant, [and] praise is comely. 1 Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
2 Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem; He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. 2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.
3 He healeth the broken in heart, And bindeth up their wounds. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4 He counteth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by [their] names. 4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
5 Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite. 5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
6 Jehovah upholdeth the meek: He bringeth the wicked down to the ground. 6 The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing unto Jehovah with thanksgiving; Sing praises upon the harp unto our God, 7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.
8 Who covereth the heavens with clouds, Who prepareth rain for the earth, Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. 8 He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
9 He giveth to the beast his food, [And] to the young ravens which cry. 9 He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: He taketh 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 Jehovah taketh pleasure in them that fear him, In those that hope in his lovingkindness. 11 the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
12 Praise Jehovah, O Jerusalem; Praise thy God, O Zion. 12 Extol the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion,
13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; He hath blessed thy children within thee. 13 for he strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.
14 He maketh peace in thy borders; He filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. 14 He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
15 He sendeth out his commandment upon earth; His word runneth very swiftly. 15 He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
16 He giveth snow like wool; He scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes. 16 He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: Who can stand before his cold? 17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: He causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow. 18 He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
19 He showeth his word unto Jacob, His statutes and his ordinances unto Israel. 19 He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation; And as for his ordinances, they have not known them. Praise ye Jehovah. 20 He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.