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Psalm 147 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Praise the Lord! It is good to sing praise to our God; it is pleasant and right to praise him. 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 restoring Jerusalem; he is bringing back the exiles. 2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.
3 He heals the broken-hearted and bandages their wounds. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4 He has decided the number of the stars and calls each one by name. 4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
5 Great and mighty is our Lord; his wisdom cannot be measured. 5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
6 He raises the humble, but crushes the wicked to the ground. 6 The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing hymns of praise to the Lord; play music on the harp to our God. 7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.
8 He spreads clouds over the sky; he provides rain for the earth and makes grass grow on the hills. 8 He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
9 He gives animals their food and feeds the young ravens when they call. 9 He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
10 His pleasure is not in strong horses, nor his delight in brave soldiers; 10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of a man;
11 but he takes pleasure in those who honor him, in those who trust in his constant love. 11 the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion! 12 Extol the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion,
13 He keeps your gates strong; he blesses your people. 13 for he strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.
14 He keeps your borders safe and satisfies you with the finest wheat. 14 He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
15 He gives a command to the earth, and what he says is quickly done. 15 He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
16 He spreads snow like a blanket and scatters frost like dust. 16 He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He sends hail like gravel; no one can endure the cold he sends! 17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 Then he gives a command, and the ice melts; he sends the wind, and the water flows. 18 He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
19 He gives his message to his people, his instructions and laws to Israel. 19 He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.
20 He has not done this for other nations; they do not know his laws. Praise the Lord! 20 He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.