Psalm 147
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It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God

(Romans 3:1-8; Hebrews 10:1-18)

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1Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!1Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.1Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant and praise is becoming.1Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.1Hallelujah! How good it is to sing to our God, for praise is pleasant and lovely.
2The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.2The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.2The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel.2The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.2The LORD rebuilds Jerusalem; He gathers Israel's exiled people.
3He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.3He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.3He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.3He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.3He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.4He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.4He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.4He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.4He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.
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5Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.5Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.5Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.5Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.5Our Lord is great, vast in power; His understanding is infinite.
6The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.6The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.6The LORD supports the afflicted; He brings down the wicked to the ground.6The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.6The LORD helps the afflicted but brings the wicked to the ground.
7Sing to the LORD with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp.7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God on the lyre,7Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; play the lyre to our God,
8He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.8He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills.8Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.8Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.8who covers the sky with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, and causes grass to grow on the hills.
9He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.9He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry.9He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens which cry.9He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.9He provides the animals with their food, and the young ravens, what they cry for.
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10His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;10His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,10He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.10He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.10He is not impressed by the strength of a horse; He does not value the power of a man.
11the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.11but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.11The LORD favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness.11The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.11The LORD values those who fear Him, those who put their hope in His faithful love.
12Extol the LORD, Jerusalem; praise your God, Zion.12Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!12Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!12Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.12Exalt the LORD, Jerusalem; praise your God, Zion!
13He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.13For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you.13For He has strengthened the bars of your gates; He has blessed your sons within you.13For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.13For He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your children within you.
14He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.14He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.14He makes peace in your borders; He satisfies you with the finest of the wheat.14He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.14He endows your territory with prosperity; He satisfies you with the finest wheat.
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15He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.15He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.15He sends forth His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly.15He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.15He sends His command throughout the earth; His word runs swiftly.
16He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.16He gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes.16He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes.16He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.16He spreads snow like wool; He scatters frost like ashes;
17He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?17He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before his cold?17He casts forth His ice as fragments; Who can stand before His cold?17He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?17He throws His hailstones like crumbs. Who can withstand His cold?
18He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.18He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.18He sends forth His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.18He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.18He sends His word and melts them; He unleashes His winds, and the waters flow.
19He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.19He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and rules to Israel.19He declares His words to Jacob, His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.19He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.19He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and judgments to Israel.
20He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.20He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his rules. Praise the LORD!20He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His ordinances, they have not known them. Praise the LORD!20He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.20He has not done this for any nation; they do not know His judgments. Hallelujah!



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