Psalm 147:1-9 NIV

1 Praise the LORD.a How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant1 and fitting to praise him!2

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    • a 147:1 - Hebrew "Hallelu Yah"; also in verse 20
      2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem;3 he gathers the exiles4 of Israel.

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      3 He heals the brokenhearted5 and binds up their wounds.6

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      4 He determines the number of the stars7 and calls them each by name.

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      5 Great is our Lord 8 and mighty in power;9 his understanding has no limit.10

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      6 The LORD sustains the humble11 but casts the wicked12 to the ground.

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      7 Sing to the LORD 13 with thanksgiving;14 make music15 to our God on the harp.16

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      8 He covers the sky with clouds;17 he supplies the earth with rain18 and makes grass grow19 on the hills.

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      9 He provides food20 for the cattle and for the young ravens21 when they call.

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