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Psalm 147 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Praise for Jerusalem’s Restoration and Prosperity.

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[fn]Praise [fn]the LORD!

For it is good to sing praises to our God;

For [fn]it is pleasant and praise is [fn]beautiful.

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The LORD builds up Jerusalem;

He gathers the outcasts of Israel.

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He heals the brokenhearted

And binds up their [fn]wounds.

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He counts the number of the stars;

He [fn]gives names to all of them.

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Great is our Lord and abundant in strength;

His understanding is [fn]infinite.

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The LORD [fn]supports the afflicted;

He brings the wicked down to the ground.

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Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;

Sing praises to our God on the lyre;

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It is He who covers the heavens with clouds,

Who provides rain for the earth,

Who makes grass sprout on the mountains.

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It is He who gives an animal its food,

And feeds young ravens that cry.

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He does not delight in [fn]the strength of the horse;

He does not take pleasure in the [fn]legs of a man.

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The LORD favors those who fear Him,

Those who wait for His [fn]faithfulness.

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Praise the LORD, Jerusalem!

Praise your God, Zion!

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For He has strengthened the bars of your gates;

He has blessed your sons among you.

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He makes [fn]peace in your borders;

He satisfies you with the [fn]finest of the wheat.

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He sends His command to the earth;

His word runs very swiftly.

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He [fn]showers snow like wool;

He scatters the frost like ashes.

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He hurls His ice as fragments;

Who can stand before His cold?

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He sends His word and makes them melt;

He makes His wind blow, and the waters flow.

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He declares His words to Jacob,

His statutes and His judgments to Israel.

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He has not dealt this way with any other nation;

And as for His judgments, [fn]they have not known them.

[fn]Praise [fn]the LORD!

NASB20 Footnotes
Or Hallelujah!
Or He is delightful
Or fitting
Lit pains
Or calls them all by their names
Lit innumerable
Or relieves
I.e., as a military asset
I.e., as a military asset
Or mercy
Lit your borders peace
Lit fat
Lit gives
I.e., the other nations
Or Hallelujah!

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