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!

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.

New King James Version
Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.

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

NASB 1995
Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant and praise is becoming.

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

Amplified Bible
Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our [gracious and majestic] God; Praise is becoming and appropriate.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Praise YAH! For [it is] good to praise our God, For pleasant—lovely [is] 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
It is Good to Sing Praises
1Hallelujah! How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and lovely to praise Him! 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
Hallelujah, 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…









-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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

to sing praises
זַמְּרָ֣ה (zam·mə·rāh)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 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 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

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

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

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

and lovely.
נָאוָ֥ה (nā·wāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 5000: Suitable, beautiful


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