Praise 1 the LORD!
For a it is good to sing praises to our God;
b For it is pleasant, and c praise is beautiful. 2 The LORD d builds up Jerusalem;
e He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. 3 f He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their 2 wounds. 4 g He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by name. 5 h Great is our Lord, and i mighty in power;
j His understanding is infinite. 6 k The LORD lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground.
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;
Sing praises on the harp to our God, 8 l Who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who prepares rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to grow on the mountains. 9 m He gives to the beast its food,
And n to the young ravens that cry. 10 o He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. 11 The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him,
In those who hope in His mercy.
Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion! 13 For He has strengthened the bars of your gates;
He has blessed your children within you. 14 p He makes peace in your borders,
And q fills you with 3 the finest wheat. 15 r He sends out His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly. 16 s He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes; 17 He casts out His hail like 4 morsels;
Who can stand before His cold? 18 t He sends out His word and melts them;
He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow. 19 u He declares His word to Jacob,
v His statutes and His judgments to Israel. 20 w He has not dealt thus with any nation;
And as for His judgments, they have not known them.
5 Praise the LORD!