Psalm 147 TNIV

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 grateful praise;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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      10 His pleasure is not in the strength22 of the horse,23 nor his delight in the power of human legs;

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      11 the LORD delights24 in those who fear him,25 who put their hope26 in his unfailing love.27

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      12 Extol the LORD, Jerusalem;28 praise your God, Zion.

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      13 He strengthens the bars of your gates29 and blesses your people30 within you.

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      14 He grants peace31 to your borders and satisfies you32 with the finest of wheat.33

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      15 He sends his command34 to the earth; his word runs35 swiftly.

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      16 He spreads the snow36 like wool and scatters the frost37 like ashes.

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      17 He hurls down his hail38 like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?

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      18 He sends his word39 and melts them; he stirs up his breezes,40 and the waters flow.

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      19 He has revealed his word41 to Jacob,42 his laws and decrees43 to Israel.

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      20 He has done this for no other nation;44 they do not know45 his laws.b Praise the LORD.46

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