Psalm 147:1
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.

Berean Study Bible
Hallelujah! How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and lovely to praise Him!

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Shout praises to the LORD! Our God is kind, and it is right and good to sing praises to him.

Good News Translation
Praise the LORD! It is good to sing praise to our God; it is pleasant and right to praise him.

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!

New Heart English Bible
Praise the LORD, for it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant and fitting to praise him.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Alleluia, a Psalm of Aggaeus and Zacharias. Praise ye the Lord: for psalmody is a good thing; let praise be sweetly sung to our God.

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.
Study Bible
It is Good to Sing Praises
1Hallelujah! How good it is to sing praises to our God, for praise is pleasant and lovely. 2The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the exiles of Israel.…
Cross References
Exodus 15:2
The LORD is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father's God, and I will exalt Him.

Psalm 33:1
Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous; befitting is the praise of the upright.

Psalm 92:1
It is good to praise 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 thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee…

Psalm 92:1
A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:

Psalm 135:3
Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.

and praise

Psalm 33:1
Rejoice in the LORD, O ye 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 gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

Psalm 122:1-4
A Song of degrees of David. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD…







Lexicon
Hallelujah!
הַ֥לְלוּ (hal·lū)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1984: To shine

How
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

good [it is]
ט֭וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

to sing praises
זַמְּרָ֣ה (zam·mə·rāh)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2167: Play, to make music, celebrate in song and music

to our God,
אֱלֹהֵ֑ינוּ (’ĕ·lō·hê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

praise
תְהִלָּֽה׃ (ṯə·hil·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8416: Praise, song of praise

is pleasant
נָ֝עִים (nā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5273: Pleasant, delightful

and lovely.
נָאוָ֥ה (nā·wāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5000: Suitable, beautiful
-1Psalm 135:3 is plainly before the poet in this verse; and yet, since Psalms 33 is in other respects his model, it is extremely doubtful whether we ought to change the reading, so as to make a complete correspondence between the verses, or suppose that the alteration was intentional, in accordance with "praise is comely for the upright" in Psalm 33:1. (See Notes on both the passages; comp. also Psalm 92:1.)

Verse 1. - Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God (comp. Psalm 92:1). For it is pleasant (see Psalm 135:3). And praise is comely; rather, becoming, or seemly - suitable, that is, to such a Being as we know God to be. 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.
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