Psalm 147 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Praise the Lord! It is good to sing praises to our God; it is good and pleasant 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 rebuilds Jerusalem; he brings back the captured Israelites. 2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4 He counts the stars and names each one. 4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
5 Our Lord is great and very powerful. There is no limit to what he knows. 5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
6 The Lord defends the humble, but he throws the wicked to the ground. 6 The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing praises to the Lord; praise our God with harps. 7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.
8 He fills the sky with clouds and sends rain to 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 food to cattle and to the little birds that call. 9 He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
10 He does not enjoy the strength of a horse or the strength 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 is pleased with those who respect him, with those who trust his love. 11 the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
12 Jerusalem, praise the Lord; Jerusalem, praise your God. 12 Extol the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion,
13 He makes your city gates strong and blesses your children inside. 13 for he strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.
14 He brings peace to your country and fills you with the finest grain. 14 He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
15 He gives a command to the earth, and it quickly obeys him. 15 He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
16 He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes. 16 He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He throws down hail like rocks. No one can stand 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 it melts. He sends the breezes, and the waters flow. 18 He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
19 He gave his word to Jacob, his laws and demands to Israel. 19 He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.
20 He didn't do this for any other nation. They don't know his laws. 20 He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.