New International Version
1 Praise the Lord.[a]
2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem;(C)
he gathers the exiles(D) of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted(E)
and binds up their wounds.(F)
4 He determines the number of the stars(G)
and calls them each by name.
5 Great is our Lord(H) and mighty in power;(I)
his understanding has no limit.(J)
6 The Lord sustains the humble(K)
but casts the wicked(L) to the ground.
10 His pleasure is not in the strength(V) of the horse,(W)
nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
11 the Lord delights(X) in those who fear him,(Y)
who put their hope(Z) in his unfailing love.(AA)
12 Extol the Lord, Jerusalem;(AB)
praise your God, Zion.
15 He sends his command(AH) to the earth;
his word runs(AI) swiftly.
16 He spreads the snow(AJ) like wool
and scatters the frost(AK) like ashes.
17 He hurls down his hail(AL) like pebbles.
Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 He sends his word(AM) and melts them;
he stirs up his breezes,(AN) and the waters flow.
Praise the Lord.(AT)
Praise the Lord from the heavens;(AV)
praise him in the heights above.
2 Praise him, all his angels;(AW)
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.(AX)
3 Praise him, sun(AY) and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, you highest heavens(AZ)
and you waters above the skies.(BA)
7 Praise the Lord(BE) from the earth,
you great sea creatures(BF) and all ocean depths,(BG)
8 lightning and hail,(BH) snow and clouds,
stormy winds that do his bidding,(BI)
9 you mountains and all hills,(BJ)
fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals(BK) and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings(BL) of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women,
old men and children.
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,(BM)
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor(BN) is above the earth and the heavens.(BO)
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,[d](BP)
the praise(BQ) of all his faithful servants,(BR)
of Israel, the people close to his heart.(BS)
Praise the Lord.