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Psalm 147:1-11 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Sing and Praise the Lord

147 Shout praises to the Lord!
    Our God is kind,
    and it is right and good
    to sing praises to him.
The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem
    and brings the people of Israel
    back home again.
He renews our hopes
    and heals our bodies.
He decided how many stars
there would be in the sky
    and gave each one a name.
Our Lord is great and powerful!
    He understands everything.
The Lord helps the poor,
    but he smears the wicked
    in the dirt.

Celebrate and sing!
    Play your harps
    for the Lord our God.
He fills the sky with clouds
    and sends rain to the earth,
    so that the hills
    will be green with grass.
He provides food for cattle
    and for the young ravens,
    when they cry out.
10 The Lord doesn’t care about
the strength of horses
    or powerful armies.
11 The Lord is pleased only
with those who worship him
    and trust his love.

Psalm 147:20 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

20 But he has not given his laws
to any other nation.
    Shout praises to the Lord!

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