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Psalm 147 World English Bible (WEB)

147 Praise Yah,
    for it is good to sing praises to our God;
    for it is pleasant and fitting to praise him.
Yahweh builds up Jerusalem.
    He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
He heals the broken in heart,
    and binds up their wounds.
He counts the number of the stars.
    He calls them all by their names.
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power.
    His understanding is infinite.
Yahweh upholds the humble.
    He brings the wicked down to the ground.
Sing to Yahweh with thanksgiving.
    Sing praises on the harp to our God,
who covers the sky with clouds,
    who prepares rain for the earth,
    who makes grass grow on the mountains.
He provides food for the livestock,
    and for the young ravens when they call.
10 He doesn’t delight in the strength of the horse.
    He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 Yahweh takes pleasure in those who fear him,
    in those who hope in his loving kindness.
12 Praise Yahweh, Jerusalem!
    Praise your God, Zion!
13 For he has strengthened the bars of your gates.
    He has blessed your children within you.
14 He makes peace in your borders.
    He fills you with the finest of the wheat.
15 He sends out his commandment to the earth.
    His word runs very swiftly.
16 He gives snow like wool,
    and scatters frost like ashes.
17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles.
    Who can stand before his cold?
18 He sends out his word, and melts them.
    He causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
19 He shows his word to Jacob,
    his statutes and his ordinances to Israel.
20 He has not done this for just any nation.
    They don’t know his ordinances.
Praise Yah!

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Psalm 147 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 147

Praise the Lord.[a]

How good it is to sing praises to our God,
    how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
    he gathers the exiles of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted
    and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars
    and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
    his understanding has no limit.
The Lord sustains the humble
    but casts the wicked to the ground.

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

He covers the sky with clouds;
    he supplies the earth with rain
    and makes grass grow on the hills.
He provides food for the cattle
    and for the young ravens when they call.

10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,
    nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
11 the Lord delights in those who fear him,
    who put their hope in his unfailing love.

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

13 He strengthens the bars of your gates
    and blesses your people within you.
14 He grants peace to your borders
    and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.

15 He sends his command to the earth;
    his word runs swiftly.
16 He spreads the snow like wool
    and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles.
    Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 He sends his word and melts them;
    he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.

19 He has revealed his word to Jacob,
    his laws and decrees to Israel.
20 He has done this for no other nation;
    they do not know his laws.[b]

Praise the Lord.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 147:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 20
  2. Psalm 147:20 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint nation; / he has not made his laws known to them
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