Psalm 147:1
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New International Version
Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

New Living Translation
Praise the LORD! How good to sing praises to our God! How delightful and how fitting!

English Standard Version
Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.

New American Standard Bible
Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant and praise is becoming.

King James Bible
Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Hallelujah! How good it is to sing to our God, for praise is pleasant and lovely.

International Standard Version
Hallelujah! It is good to sing praise to our God, and it is fitting to sing glorious praise.

NET Bible
Praise the LORD, for it is good to sing praises to our God! Yes, praise is pleasant and appropriate!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It is good to sing to our God, and sweet, and praise is fitting for him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hallelujah! It is good to sing psalms to our God. It is pleasant to sing [his] praise beautifully.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hallelujah; For it is good to sing praises unto our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is comely.

New American Standard 1977
Praise the LORD!
            For it is good to sing praises to our God;
            For it is pleasant and praise is becoming.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Halelu-JAH: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for praise is pleasant and beautiful.

King James 2000 Bible
Praise you the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is fitting.

American King James Version
Praise you the LORD: for it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

American Standard Version
Praise ye Jehovah; For it is good to sing praises unto our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is comely.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praise ye the Lord, because psalm is good: to our God be joyful and comely praise.

Darby Bible Translation
Praise ye Jah! for it is good. Sing psalms of our God; for it is pleasant: praise is comely.

English Revised Version
Praise ye the LORD; for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely.

Webster's Bible Translation
Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

World English Bible
Praise Yah, for it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant and fitting to praise him.

Young's Literal Translation
Praise ye Jah! For it is good to praise our God, For pleasant -- comely is praise.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
147:1-11 Praising God is work that is its own wages. It is comely; it becomes us as reasonable creatures, much more as people in covenant with God. He gathers outcast sinners by his grace, and will bring them into his holy habitation. To those whom God heals with the consolations of his Spirit, he speaks peace, assures them their sins are pardoned. And for this, let others praise him also. Man's knowledge is soon ended; but God's knowledge is a dept that can never be fathomed. And while he telleth the number of the stars, he condescends to hear the broken-hearted sinner. While he feeds the young ravens, he will not leave his praying people destitute. Clouds look dull and melancholy, yet without them we could have no rain, therefore no fruit. Thus afflictions look black and unpleasant; but from clouds of affliction come showers that make the soul to yield the peaceable fruits of righteousness. The psalmist delights not in things wherein sinners trust and glory; but a serious and suitable regard to God is, in his sight, of very great price. We are not to be in doubt between hope and fear, but to act under the gracious influences of hope and fear united.
Study Bible
It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God
1Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant and praise is becoming. 2The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel.…
Cross References
Exodus 15:2
"The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will extol Him.

Psalm 33:1
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones; Praise is becoming to the upright.

Psalm 92:1
A Psalm, a Song for the Sabbath day. It is good to give thanks to the LORD And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;

Psalm 135:3
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is lovely.
Treasury of Scripture

Praise you the LORD: for it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

for it is good

Psalm 63:3-5 Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you…

Psalm 92:1 IT IS A GOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, AND TO SING PRAISES …

Psalm 135:3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises to his name; …

and praise

Psalm 33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.

Psalm 42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had …

Psalm 122:1-4 I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the LORD…

Revelation 5:9-14 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

Revelation 19:1-6 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, …

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