1 Praise Jehovah; for it is good to sing praises to our God; for praise is delightful and becoming.
2 Jehovah builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. 3 He heals the broken-hearted, and binds up their wounds. 4 He appoints the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names. 5 Great is our LORD, and of great power; There is no limit to His understanding. 6 Jehovah lifts up the meek; He throws the wicked down to the ground.
7 Sing to Jehovah with thanksgiving; sing praise on the harp to our God, 8 who covers the heavens with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the mountains. 9 He gives the beasts their food, and to the young ravens which cry.
10 He delights not in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. 11 Jehovah takes pleasure in those who fear Him, who hope in His mercy.
12 Praise Jehovah, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion. 13 For He has made the bars of your gates strong; He has blessed your sons within you. 14 He makes peace in your borders and fills you with the finest of the wheat.
15 He sends forth His Commandment on earth; His Word runs very swiftly. 16 He gives snow like wool; He scatters the hoarfrost like ashes. 17 He casts forth His ice like crumbs; who can stand before His cold? 18 He sends out His Word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.