Psalm 147

Laudate Dominum.

PRAISE the LORD, for it is a good thing to sing praises unto our God; yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful. The LORD doth build up Jerusalem, and gather together the outcasts of Israel. He healeth those that are broken in heart, and giveth medicine to heal their sickness. He telleth the number of the stars, and calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and great is his power; yea, and his wisdom is infinite. The LORD setteth up the meek, and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground. O sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praises upon the harp unto our God: Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth; and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and herb for the use of men; Who giveth fodder unto the cattle, and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him. He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse; neither delighteth he in any man's legs. But the LORDíS delight is in them that fear him, and put their trust in his mercy. Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Sion. For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates, and hath blessed thy children within thee. He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the flour of wheat. He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth, and his word runneth very swiftly. He giveth snow like wool, and scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who is able to abide his frost? He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow. He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and ordinances unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation; neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.

[Coverdale]


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

 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the
outcasts of Israel.

 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their
names.

 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is
infinite.

 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the
ground.

 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp
unto our God:

 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the
earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which
cry.

 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not
pleasure in the legs of a man.

 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that
hope in his mercy.

 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.

 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed
thy children within thee.

 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the
finest of the wheat.

 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth
very swiftly.

 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like
ashes.

 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his
cold?

 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind
to blow, and the waters flow.

 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments
unto Israel.

 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments,
they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.

[AV]


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