1 Praise the Lord, for it is good to sing praises to our God! Yes, praise is pleasant and appropriate!
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 The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem, and gathers the exiles 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 counts the number of the stars; he names all of them.
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 Our Lord is great and has awesome power; there is no limit to his wisdom.
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 The Lord lifts up the oppressed, but knocks the wicked 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 Offer to the Lord a song of thanks! Sing praises to our God to the accompaniment of a harp!
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 He covers the sky with clouds, provides the earth with rain, and causes grass to grow on the hillsides.
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 food to the animals, and to the young ravens when they chirp.
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 is not enamored with the strength of a horse, nor is he impressed by the warrior's strong legs.
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 The Lord takes delight in his faithful followers, and in those who wait for his loyal love.
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 makes the bars of your gates strong. He blesses your children 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 brings peace to your territory. He abundantly provides for you the best grain.
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 his command through the earth; swiftly his order reaches its destination.
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 sends the snow that is white like wool; he spreads the frost that is white 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 throws his hailstones like crumbs. Who can withstand the cold wind he sends?
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 then orders it all to melt; he breathes on it, and the water flows.
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 proclaims his word to Jacob, his statutes and regulations 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 other nation; they are not aware of his regulations. Praise the Lord!
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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