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Psalm 147 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:1 - Praise the LORD!
How good to sing praises to our God!
How delightful and how fitting!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:2 - The LORD is rebuilding Jerusalem
and bringing the exiles back to Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:3 - He heals the brokenhearted
and bandages their wounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:4 - He counts the stars
and calls them all by name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:5 - How great is our Lord! His power is absolute!
His understanding is beyond comprehension!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:6 - The LORD supports the humble,
but he brings the wicked down into the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:7 - Sing out your thanks to the LORD;
sing praises to our God with a harp.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:8 - He covers the heavens with clouds,
provides rain for the earth,
and makes the grass grow in mountain pastures.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:9 - He gives food to the wild animals
and feeds the young ravens when they cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:10 - He takes no pleasure in the strength of a horse
or in human might.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:11 - No, the LORD’s delight is in those who fear him,
those who put their hope in his unfailing love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:12 - Glorify the LORD, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:13 - For he has strengthened the bars of your gates
and blessed your children within your walls.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:14 - He sends peace across your nation
and satisfies your hunger with the finest wheat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:15 - He sends his orders to the world—
how swiftly his word flies!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:16 - He sends the snow like white wool;
he scatters frost upon the ground like ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:17 - He hurls the hail like stones.[fn]
Who can stand against his freezing cold?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:18 - Then, at his command, it all melts.
He sends his winds, and the ice thaws.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:19 - He has revealed his words to Jacob,
his decrees and regulations to Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:20 - He has not done this for any other nation;
they do not know his regulations.
Praise the LORD!
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew like bread crumbs.

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