147 iPraise the Lord!
For jit is good to sing praises to our God;
2 The Lord mbuilds up Jerusalem;
he ngathers the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals othe brokenhearted
and pbinds up their wounds.
4 He qdetermines the number of the stars;
he rgives to all of them their names.
uhis understanding is beyond measure.
7 wSing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
make melody to our God on xthe lyre!
he prepares yrain for the earth;
he makes zgrass grow on the hills.
9 He agives to the beasts their food,
and to bthe young ravens that cry.
10 His delight is not in cthe strength of the horse,
11 but the Lord dtakes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who ehope in his steadfast love.
13 For he strengthens fthe bars of your gates;
14 He gmakes peace in your borders;
15 He jsends out his command to the earth;
16 He gives ksnow like wool;
he scatters lfrost like ashes.
17 He hurls down his crystals of mice like crumbs;
who can stand before his ncold?
18 He osends out his word, and melts them;
20 He qhas not dealt thus with any other nation;
they do not know his rules.4
rPraise the Lord!