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GOD'S WORD ® Translation
Hallelujah! It is good to sing psalms to our God. It is pleasant to sing [his] praise beautifully.
2The LORD is the builder of Jerusalem. He is the one who gathers the outcasts of Israel together.
3He is the healer of the brokenhearted. He is the one who bandages their wounds.
4He determines the number of stars. He gives each one a name.
5Our Lord is great, and his power is great. There is no limit to his understanding.
6The LORD gives relief to those who are oppressed. He brings wicked people down to the ground.
7Sing to the LORD a song of thanksgiving. Make music to our God with a lyre.
8He covers the sky with clouds. He provides rain for the ground. He makes grass grow on the mountains.
9He is the one who gives food to animals and to young ravens when they call out.
10He finds no joy in strong horses, nor is he pleased by brave soldiers.
11The LORD is pleased with those who fear him, with those who wait with hope for his mercy.
12Praise the LORD, Jerusalem! Praise your God, Zion!
13He makes the bars across your gates strong. He blesses the children within you.
14He is the one who brings peace to your borders and satisfies your [hunger] with the finest wheat.
15He is the one who sends his promise throughout the earth. His word travels with great speed.
16He is the one who sends snow like wool and scatters frost like ashes.
17He is the one who throws his hailstones like breadcrumbs. Who can withstand his chilling blast?
18He sends out his word and melts his hailstones. He makes wind blow [and] water flow.
19He speaks his word to Jacob, his laws and judicial decisions to Israel.
20He has done nothing like this for any other nation. The other nations do not know the decisions he has handed down. Hallelujah!