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Put Not Your Trust in Princes
5 (H)Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose (I)hope is in the Lord his God,
6 (J)who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them,
(K)who keeps faith forever;
7 (L)who executes justice for the oppressed,
(M)who gives food to the hungry.
(N)The Lord sets the prisoners free;
8 (O)the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
(P)The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
(Q)the Lord loves the righteous.
9 (R)The Lord watches over the sojourners;
(S)he upholds the widow and the fatherless,
but (T)the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
He Heals the Brokenhearted
147 (W)Praise the Lord!
For (X)it is good to sing praises to our God;
for (Y)it is pleasant,[a] and (Z)a song of praise is fitting.
2 The Lord (AA)builds up Jerusalem;
he (AB)gathers the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals (AC)the brokenhearted
and (AD)binds up their wounds.
4 He (AE)determines the number of the stars;
he (AF)gives to all of them their names.
5 (AG)Great is our Lord, and (AH)abundant in power;
(AI)his understanding is beyond measure.
6 The Lord (AJ)lifts up the humble;[b]
he casts the wicked to the ground.
7 (AK)Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
make melody to our God on (AL)the lyre!
8 He covers the heavens with clouds;
he prepares (AM)rain for the earth;
he makes (AN)grass grow on the hills.
9 He (AO)gives to the beasts their food,
and to (AP)the young ravens that cry.
10 His delight is not in (AQ)the strength of the horse,
nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
11 but the Lord (AR)takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who (AS)hope in his steadfast love.
12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13 For he strengthens (AT)the bars of your gates;
he blesses your children within you.
14 He (AU)makes peace in your borders;
he (AV)fills you with the (AW)finest of the wheat.
15 He (AX)sends out his command to the earth;
his word runs swiftly.
16 He gives (AY)snow like wool;
he scatters (AZ)frost like ashes.
17 He hurls down his crystals of (BA)ice like crumbs;
who can stand before his (BB)cold?
18 He (BC)sends out his word, and melts them;
he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.
19 He declares his word to Jacob,
his (BD)statutes and rules[c] to Israel.
20 He (BE)has not dealt thus with any other nation;
they do not know his rules.[d]
(BF)Praise the Lord!
Praise the Name of the Lord
11 Kings of the earth and (CC)all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
12 Young men and maidens together,
old men and children!
13 (CD)Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for (CE)his name alone is exalted;
(CF)his majesty is above earth and heaven.
14 He has (CG)raised up a horn for his people,
(CH)praise for all his saints,
for the people of Israel who are (CI)near to him.
(CJ)Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a New Song
149 (CK)Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord (CL)a new song,
his praise in (CM)the assembly of the godly!
2 Let Israel (CN)be glad in (CO)his Maker;
let the children of Zion rejoice in their (CP)King!
3 Let them praise his name with (CQ)dancing,
making melody to him with (CR)tambourine and (CS)lyre!
4 For the Lord (CT)takes pleasure in his people;
he (CU)adorns the humble with salvation.
5 Let the godly exult in glory;
let them (CV)sing for joy on their (CW)beds.
6 Let (CX)the high praises of God be in their throats
and (CY)two-edged swords in their hands,
7 to execute vengeance on the nations
and punishments on the peoples,
8 to bind their kings with (CZ)chains
and their nobles with fetters of iron,
9 to execute on them the judgment (DA)written!
(DB)This is honor for all his godly ones.
(DC)Praise the Lord!
Let Everything Praise the Lord
3 Praise him with (DI)trumpet sound;
praise him with (DJ)lute and (DK)harp!
4 Praise him with (DL)tambourine and (DM)dance;
praise him with (DN)strings and (DO)pipe!
5 Praise him with sounding (DP)cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
6 Let (DQ)everything that has breath praise the Lord!
(DR)Praise the Lord!