1 * Hallelujah!
How good it is to sing to our God,
for praise is pleasant and lovely. m
2 The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem; n
He gathers Israel’s exiled people. o
and binds up their wounds. p
He gives names to all of them. q
but brings the wicked to the ground. t
play the lyre to our God, u
prepares rain for the earth,
and causes grass to grow on the hills. v
and the young ravens, what they cry for. w
those who put their hope in His faithful love. z
and blesses your children within you. b
He satisfies you with the finest wheat. e
His word runs swiftly. f
He scatters frost like ashes; g
Who can withstand His cold? h
His statutes and judgments to Israel. k
About The Holman Christian Standard Bible
The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.
Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.
Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.