1Praise the LORD! For 2it is good to sing praises to our God; for 3it is pleasant, and 4a song of praise is fitting.
The LORD 5builds up Jerusalem; he 6gathers the outcasts of Israel.
He heals 7the brokenhearted and 8binds up their wounds.
He 9determines the number of the stars; he 10gives to all of them their names.
11Great is our Lord, and 12abundant in power; 13his understanding is beyond measure.
The LORD 14lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.
15Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on 16the lyre!
He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares 17rain for the earth; he makes 18grass grow on the hills.
He 19gives to the beasts their food, and to 20the young ravens that cry.
His delight is not in 21the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
but the LORD 22takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who 23hope in his steadfast love.
Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
For he strengthens 24the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you.
He 25makes peace in your borders; he 26fills you with the 27finest of the wheat.
He 28sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
He gives 29snow like wool; he scatters 30hoarfrost like ashes.
He hurls down his crystals of 31ice like crumbs; who can stand before his 32cold?
He 33sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.
He declares his word to Jacob, his 34statutes and rules to Israel.
He 35has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his rules. 36Praise the LORD!