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Psalm 147 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:1 - Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is seemly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:2 - The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts 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, he gives to all of them their names.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:5 - Great is our LORD, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:6 - The LORD lifts up the downtrodden, he casts the wicked to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:7 - Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God upon the lyre!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:8 - He covers the heavens with clouds, he prepares rain for the earth, he makes grass grow upon the hills.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:9 - He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens which cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:10 - His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:11 - but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:12 - Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:13 - For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your sons within you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:14 - He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:15 - He sends forth his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:16 - He gives snow like wool; he scatters hoarfrost like ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:17 - He casts forth his ice like morsels; who can stand before his cold?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:18 - He sends forth his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow, and the waters flow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:19 - He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and ordinances to Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:20 - He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his ordinances. Praise the LORD!

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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