1 Praise Jehovah; for it is good to sing praises to our God; for praise is delightful and becoming.
1 Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
1 Hallelujah! It is good to sing praise to our God, and it is fitting to sing glorious praise.
2 Jehovah builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
2 The LORD rebuilds Jerusalem; he gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
4 He appoints the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names.
4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
4 He keeps track of the number of stars, assigning names to all of them.
5 Great is our LORD, and of great power; There is no limit to His understanding.
5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
5 Our Lord is great, and rich in power; his understanding has no limitation.
6 Jehovah lifts up the meek; He throws the wicked down to the ground.
6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
6 The LORD supports the afflicted while he casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to Jehovah with thanksgiving; sing praise on the harp to our God,
7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving, and compose music to our God with the lyre.
8 who covers the heavens with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
8 He shields the heavens with clouds, preparing rain for the earth and making grass grow on the hills.
9 He gives the beasts their food, and to the young ravens which cry.
9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
9 He gives wild animals their food, including the young ravens when they cry.
10 He delights not in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
10 He takes no delight in the strength of a horse, and gains no pleasure in the runner's swiftness.
11 Jehovah takes pleasure in those who fear Him, who hope in His mercy.
11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
11 But the LORD is pleased with those who fear him, with those who depend on his gracious love.
13 For He has made the bars of your gates strong; He has blessed your sons within you.
13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.
13 For he has strengthened the bars of your gates, blessing your children within you.
14 He makes peace in your borders and fills you with the finest of the wheat.
14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
14 He grants peace within your borders, satisfying you with the finest of wheat.
15 He sends forth His Commandment on earth; His Word runs very swiftly.
15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.
15 He sends out his command to the earth, making his word go forth quickly.
16 He gives snow like wool; He scatters the hoarfrost like ashes.
16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
16 He supplies snow like wool, scattering frost like ashes.
17 He casts forth His ice like crumbs; who can stand before His cold?
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
17 He casts down his ice crystals like bread fragments. Who can endure his freezing cold?
18 He sends out His Word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.
18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
18 He sends out his word and melts them. He makes his wind blow and the water flows.
19 He shows His Word to Jacob, His Precepts and His judgments to Israel.
19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
19 He declares his words to Jacob, his statutes and decrees to Israel.
20 He has not done so with any nation; and they have not known His judgments. Praise Jehovah!
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.
20 He has not dealt with any other nation like this; they never knew his decrees. Hallelujah!
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