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Psalm 147:1-11 Common English Bible (CEB)

Psalm 147

147 Praise the Lord!
    Because it is good to sing praise to our God!
    Because it is a pleasure to make beautiful praise!

The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem, gathering up Israel’s exiles.
God heals the brokenhearted
    and bandages their wounds.
God counts the stars by number,
    giving each one a name.
Our Lord is great and so strong!
    God’s knowledge can’t be grasped!
The Lord helps the poor,
    but throws the wicked down on the dirt!

Sing to the Lord with thanks;
    sing praises to our God with a lyre!
God covers the skies with clouds;
    God makes rain for the earth;
God makes the mountains sprout green grass.
    God gives food to the animals—
    even to the baby ravens when they cry out.
10 God doesn’t prize the strength of a horse;
    God doesn’t treasure the legs of a runner.
11 No. The Lord treasures the people
who honor him,
    the people who wait for his faithful love.

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Psalm 147:20 Common English Bible (CEB)

20 God hasn’t done that with any other nation;
    those nations have no knowledge of God’s rules.[a]

Praise the Lord!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 147:20 LXX, Tg, DSS (11QPsa) God hasn’t let those nations know his rules.
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Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible

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