Psalm 147 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Praise the LORD! How good it is to sing praises to our God! How delightful and how right! 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 rebuilding Jerusalem and bringing the exiles back to Israel. 2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4 He counts the stars and calls them all by name. 4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
5 How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension! 5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
6 The LORD supports the humble, but he brings the wicked down into the dust. 6 The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing out your thanks to the LORD; sing praises to our God, accompanied by harps. 7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.
8 He covers the heavens with clouds, provides rain for the earth, and makes the green grass grow in mountain pastures. 8 He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
9 He feeds the wild animals, and the young ravens cry to him for food. 9 He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
10 The strength of a horse does not impress him; how puny in his sight is 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 Rather, the LORD's delight is in those who honor him, those who put their hope in his unfailing 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 For he has fortified the bars of your gates and blessed your children within you. 13 for he strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.
14 He sends peace across your nation and satisfies you with plenty of the finest wheat. 14 He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
15 He sends his orders to the world -- how swiftly his word flies! 15 He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
16 He sends the snow like white wool; he scatters frost upon the ground like ashes. 16 He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He hurls the hail like stones. Who can stand against his freezing cold? 17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 Then, at his command, it all melts. He sends his winds, and the ice thaws. 18 He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
19 He has revealed his words to Jacob, his principles and laws to Israel. 19 He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.
20 He has not done this with any other nation; 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.