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Psalm 147 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is seemly. 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 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 determines the number of the stars, he gives to all of them their names. 4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
5 Great is our LORD, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. 5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
6 The LORD lifts up the downtrodden, he casts the wicked to the ground. 6 The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God upon the lyre! 7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.
8 He covers the heavens with clouds, he prepares rain for the earth, he makes grass grow upon 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 to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens which cry. 9 He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his 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 but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast 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 strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your sons within you. 13 for he strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.
14 He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat. 14 He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
15 He sends forth his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly. 15 He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
16 He gives snow like wool; he scatters hoarfrost like ashes. 16 He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He casts forth his ice 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 forth his word, and melts them; he makes his wind 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 ordinances to Israel. 19 He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.
20 He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his ordinances. Praise the LORD! 20 He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.