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Psalm 147 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:1 - Praise the LORD.[fn] How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:2 - The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:3 - He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:4 - He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:5 - Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:6 - The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:7 - Sing to the LORD with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:8 - He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:9 - He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:10 - His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:11 - the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:12 - Extol the LORD, Jerusalem; praise your God, Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:13 - He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:14 - He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:15 - He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:16 - He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:17 - He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:18 - He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:19 - He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:20 - He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws.[fn] Praise the LORD.
NIV Footnotes
Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 20
Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint nation; / he has not made his laws known to them

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