Psalm 147

1 Praise the Lord! It is good to sing praise to our God; it is pleasant and right to praise him.
2 The Lord is restoring Jerusalem; he is bringing back the exiles.
3 He heals the broken-hearted and bandages their wounds.
4 He has decided the number of the stars and calls each one by name.
5 Great and mighty is our Lord; his wisdom cannot be measured.
6 He raises the humble, but crushes the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing hymns of praise to the Lord; play music on the harp to our God.
8 He spreads clouds over the sky; he provides rain for the earth and makes grass grow on the hills.
9 He gives animals their food and feeds the young ravens when they call.
10 His pleasure is not in strong horses, nor his delight in brave soldiers;
11 but he takes pleasure in those who honor him, in those who trust in his constant love.
12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
13 He keeps your gates strong; he blesses your people.
14 He keeps your borders safe and satisfies you with the finest wheat.
15 He gives a command to the earth, and what he says is quickly done.
16 He spreads snow like a blanket and scatters frost like dust.
17 He sends hail like gravel; no one can endure the cold he sends!
18 Then he gives a command, and the ice melts; he sends the wind, and the water flows.
19 He gives his message to his people, his instructions and laws to Israel.
20 He has not done this for other nations; they do not know his laws. Praise the Lord!