1 Praise the Lord.a
How good it is to sing praises to our God,
2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem;x
he gathers the exilesy of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenheartedz
and binds up their wounds.a
4 He determines the number of the starsb
and calls them each by name.
his understanding has no limit.e
6 The Lord sustains the humblef
but casts the wickedg to the ground.
8 He covers the sky with clouds;l
he supplies the earth with rainm
and makes grass grown on the hills.
9 He provides foodo for the cattle
and for the young ravensp when they call.
nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
12 Extol the Lord, Jerusalem;w
praise your God, Zion.
13 He strengthens the bars of your gatesx
and blesses your peopley within you.
14 He grants peacez to your borders
15 He sends his commandc to the earth;
his word runsd swiftly.
16 He spreads the snowe like wool
and scatters the frostf like ashes.
17 He hurls down his hailg like pebbles.
Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 He sends his wordh and melts them;
he stirs up his breezes,i and the waters flow.
his laws and decreesl to Israel.
20 He has done this for no other nation;m
Praise the Lord.o
Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 20
Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint nation; / he has not made his laws known to them
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