1 Praise the Lord, for it is a good thing to sing praises unto our God;*
indeed, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.
2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem,*
and gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals those who are broken in heart,*
and binds up their wounds.
4 He counts the number of the stars,*
and calls them all by their names.
5 Great is our Lord, and great is his power;*
indeed, his wisdom is infinite.
6 The Lord lifts up the meek,*
and brings the ungodly down to the ground.
7 O sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving;*
sing praises with the harp unto our God,
8 Who covers the heavens with clouds, and prepares rain for the earth,*
and makes the grass to grow upon the mountains, and plants for the use of men,
9 Who gives food to the cattle*
and feeds the young ravens that call upon him.
10 He has no pleasure in the strength of a horse;*
neither does he delight in any man's strength.
11 But the Lord's delight is in those who fear him*
and put their trust in his mercy.
12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem;*
praise your God, O Zion.
13 For he has made strong the bars of your gates*
and has blessed your children within you.
14 He makes peace in your borders*
and fills you with the finest of wheat.
15 He sends forth his commandment upon the earth,*
and his word runs very swiftly.
16 He gives snow like wool*
and scatters the white frost like ashes.
17 He casts forth his ice like crumbs;*
who is able to abide his frost?
18 He sends out his word and melts them;*
he blows with his wind, and the waters flow.
19 He declares his word unto Jacob,*
his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.
20 He has not dealt so with other nations;*
neither have they knowledge of his laws. Praise the Lord.
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