Psalm 147 NIV

1 Praise the LORD.aHow good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

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    • Ə 147:1 - Hebrew "Hallelu Yah" ; also in verse 20
      2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.

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      3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

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      4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.

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      5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.

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      6 The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.

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      7 Sing to the LORD with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp.

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      8 He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.

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      9 He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.

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      10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;

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      11 the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.

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      12 Extol the LORD, Jerusalem; praise your God, Zion.

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      13 He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.

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      14 He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.

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      15 He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.

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      16 He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.

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      17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?

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      18 He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.

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      19 He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.

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      20 He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws.bPraise the LORD.

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        • Ɛ 147:20 - Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint "nation; / he has not made his laws known to them"