The Lord, an Abundant Helper.

146 [a]Praise [b]the Lord!
(A)Praise the Lord, my soul!
I will praise the Lord (B)while I live;
I will (C)sing praises to my God while I [c]have my being.
(D)Do not trust in noblemen,
In [d]mortal (E)man, in whom there is (F)no salvation.
His (G)spirit departs, he (H)returns to [e]the earth;
On that very day his (I)plans perish.
(J)Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
Whose (K)hope is in the Lord his God,
Who (L)made heaven and earth,
The (M)sea and everything that is in them;
Who (N)keeps [f]faith forever;
Who (O)executes justice for the oppressed;
Who (P)gives food to the hungry.
The Lord (Q)frees the prisoners.

The Lord (R)opens the eyes of those who are blind;
The Lord (S)raises up those who are bowed down;
The Lord (T)loves the righteous.
The Lord (U)watches over strangers;
He [g](V)supports the fatherless and the widow,
But He [h]thwarts (W)the way of the wicked.
10 The Lord will (X)reign forever,
Your God, Zion, to all generations.
[i]Praise [j]the Lord!

Praise for Jerusalem’s Restoration and Prosperity.

147 [k]Praise [l]the Lord!
For (Y)it is good to sing praises to our God;
For [m]it is pleasant and praise is [n](Z)beautiful.
The Lord (AA)builds up Jerusalem;
He (AB)gathers the outcasts of Israel.
He heals the (AC)brokenhearted
And (AD)binds up their [o]wounds.
He (AE)counts the number of the stars;
He [p](AF)gives names to all of them.
(AG)Great is our Lord and abundant in strength;
His (AH)understanding is [q]infinite.
The Lord [r](AI)supports the afflicted;
He brings the wicked down to the ground.

(AJ)Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
Sing praises to our God on the lyre;
It is He who (AK)covers the heavens with clouds,
Who (AL)provides rain for the earth,
Who (AM)makes grass sprout on the mountains.
It is He who (AN)gives an animal its food,
And feeds (AO)young ravens that cry.
10 He does not delight in [s]the strength of the (AP)horse;
He (AQ)does not take pleasure in the [t]legs of a man.
11 The Lord (AR)favors those who fear Him,
(AS)Those who wait for His [u]faithfulness.

12 Praise the Lord, Jerusalem!
Praise your God, Zion!
13 For He has strengthened the (AT)bars of your gates;
He has (AU)blessed your sons among you.
14 He (AV)makes [v]peace in your borders;
He (AW)satisfies you with (AX)the [w]finest of the wheat.
15 He sends His (AY)command to the earth;
His (AZ)word runs very swiftly.
16 He [x]showers (BA)snow like wool;
He scatters the (BB)frost like ashes.
17 He hurls His (BC)ice as fragments;
Who can stand before His (BD)cold?
18 He (BE)sends His word and makes them melt;
He (BF)makes His wind blow, and the waters flow.
19 He (BG)declares His words to Jacob,
His (BH)statutes and His judgments to Israel.
20 He (BI)has not dealt this way with any other nation;
And as for His judgments, [y]they have (BJ)not known them.
[z]Praise [aa]the Lord!


  1. Psalm 146:1 Or Hallelujah!
  2. Psalm 146:1 Heb Yah
  3. Psalm 146:2 Lit still am
  4. Psalm 146:3 Lit a son of man
  5. Psalm 146:4 Lit his earth
  6. Psalm 146:6 Or truth
  7. Psalm 146:9 Or relieves
  8. Psalm 146:9 Lit bends
  9. Psalm 146:10 Or Hallelujah!
  10. Psalm 146:10 Heb Yah
  11. Psalm 147:1 Or Hallelujah!
  12. Psalm 147:1 Heb Yah
  13. Psalm 147:1 Or He is delightful
  14. Psalm 147:1 Or fitting
  15. Psalm 147:3 Lit pains
  16. Psalm 147:4 Or calls them all by their names
  17. Psalm 147:5 Lit innumerable
  18. Psalm 147:6 Or relieves
  19. Psalm 147:10 I.e., as a military asset
  20. Psalm 147:10 I.e., as a military asset
  21. Psalm 147:11 Or mercy
  22. Psalm 147:14 Lit your borders peace
  23. Psalm 147:14 Lit fat
  24. Psalm 147:16 Lit gives
  25. Psalm 147:20 I.e., the other nations
  26. Psalm 147:20 Or Hallelujah!
  27. Psalm 147:20 Heb Yah

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