147 Praise Jah!*
It is good to sing praises* to our God;
How pleasant and fitting it is to praise him!+
2 Jehovah is building Jerusalem;+
He gathers together the dispersed ones of Israel.+
3 He heals the brokenhearted;
He binds up their wounds.
4 He counts the number of the stars;
He calls all of them by name.+
5 Our Lord is great and is mighty in power;+
His understanding is beyond measure.+
6 Jehovah raises up the meek,+
But he hurls the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to Jehovah with thanksgiving;
Sing praises to our God, accompanied by the harp,
8 The One who covers the heavens with clouds,
The One providing rain for the earth,+
The One making grass sprout+ on the mountains.
9 To the animals he gives food,+
To the young ravens that call out for it.+
10 He does not delight in the power of the horse;+
Nor is he impressed by the strong legs of a man.+
11 Jehovah finds pleasure in those who fear him,+
In those waiting for his loyal love.+
12 Glorify Jehovah, O Jerusalem.
Praise your God, O Zion.
13 He makes the bars of your city gates strong;
He blesses your sons within you.
14 He brings peace to your territory;+
He satisfies you with the finest* wheat.+
15 He sends his command to the earth;
His word runs swiftly.
16 He sends the snow like wool;+
He scatters the frost just like ashes.+
17 He hurls down his hailstones* like morsels of bread.+
Who can withstand his cold?+
18 He sends out his word, and they melt.
He makes his wind blow,+ and the waters flow.
19 He declares his word to Jacob,
His regulations and judgments to Israel.+
20 He has not done so with any other nation;+
They know nothing about his judgments.