147 Shout praises to the Lord! Our God is kind, and it is right and good to sing praises to him. 2 The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem and brings the people of Israel back home again. 3 He renews our hopes and heals our bodies. 4 He decided how many stars there would be in the sky and gave each one a name. 5 Our Lord is great and powerful! He understands everything. 6 The Lord helps the poor, but he smears the wicked in the dirt.
7 Celebrate and sing! Play your harps for the Lord our God. 8 He fills the sky with clouds and sends rain to the earth, so that the hills will be green with grass. 9 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.
12 Everyone in Jerusalem, come and praise the Lord your God! 13 He makes your city gates strong and blesses your people by giving them children. 14 God lets you live in peace, and he gives you the very best wheat.
15 As soon as God speaks, the earth obeys. 16 He covers the ground with snow like a blanket of wool, and he scatters frost like ashes on the ground. 17 God sends down hailstones like chips of rocks. Who can stand the cold? 18 At his command the ice melts, the wind blows, and streams begin to flow.
19 God gave his laws and teachings to the descendants of Jacob, the nation of Israel. 20 But he has not given his laws to any other nation. Shout praises to the Lord!
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