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Psalm 147 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful. 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 together the outcasts of Israel. 2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4 He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. 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 The Lord lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground. 6 The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; Sing praises on the harp to our God, 7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.
8 Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who prepares rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains. 8 He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
9 He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens that cry. 9 He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
10 He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes 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 The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy. 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 For He has strengthened the bars of your gates; He has blessed your children within you. 13 for he strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.
14 He makes peace in your borders, And fills you with the finest wheat. 14 He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
15 He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly. 15 He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
16 He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes; 16 He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can stand before His cold? 17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 He sends out His word and melts them; He causes 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 declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel. 19 He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.
20 He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise the Lord! 20 He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.