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Psalm 147 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God! How pleasant and right it is 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 builds up Jerusalem. He gathers the scattered people of Israel. 2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.
3 He heals those who have broken hearts. He takes care of their wounds. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4 He decides how many stars there should be. He gives each one of them a name. 4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
5 Great is our Lord. His power is mighty. There is no limit to his understanding. 5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
6 The LORD gives strength to those who aren't proud. But he throws evil people down to the ground. 6 The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to the LORD and give thanks to him. Make music to our God on the harp. 7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.
8 He covers the sky with clouds. He supplies the earth with rain. He 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 provides food for the cattle. He provides for the young ravens when they cry out. 9 He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
10 He doesn't take pleasure in the strength of horses. He doesn't take delight in the strong legs of men. 10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of a man;
11 The LORD takes delight in those who have respect for him. They put their hope in his faithful love. 11 the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
12 Jerusalem, praise the Lord. Zion, praise your God. 12 Extol the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion,
13 He makes the bars of your gates stronger. He blesses the people who live inside you. 13 for he strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.
14 He keeps your borders safe and secure. He satisfies you with the finest wheat. 14 He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
15 He sends his command to the earth. His word arrives there quickly. 15 He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
16 He spreads the snow like wool. He scatters the frost like ashes. 16 He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He throws down his hail like small stones. No one can stand his icy blast. 17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 He gives his command, and the ice melts. He stirs up his winds, and the waters flow. 18 He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
19 He has made his word known to the people of Jacob. He has made his laws and rules known to Israel. 19 He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.
20 He hasn't done that for any other nation. They don't know his laws. Praise the Lord. 20 He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.