1 Praise ye Jah! For it is good to praise our God, For pleasant -- comely is praise.
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 Building Jerusalem is Jehovah, The driven away of Israel He gathereth.
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.
3 Who is giving healing to the broken of heart, And is binding up their griefs.
3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
3 He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their injuries.
4 Appointing the number of the stars, To all them He giveth 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 abundant in power, Of His understanding there is no narration.
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 is causing the meek to stand, Making low the wicked unto the earth.
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 Answer ye to Jehovah with thanksgiving, Sing ye to our God with 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 Who is covering the heavens with clouds, Who is preparing for the earth rain, Who is causing grass to spring up on 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 Giving to the beast its food, To the young of the ravens that call.
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 Not in the might of the horse doth He delight, Not in the legs of a man is He pleased.
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 is pleased with those fearing Him, With those waiting for His kindness.
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 did strengthen the bars of thy gates, He hath blessed thy sons in thy midst.
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 Who is making thy border peace, With the fat of wheat He satisfieth Thee.
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 Who is sending forth His saying on earth, Very speedily doth His word run.
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 Who is giving snow like wool, Hoar-frost as ashes He scattereth.
16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
16 He supplies snow like wool, scattering frost like ashes.
17 Casting forth His ice like morsels, Before His cold who doth stand?
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 sendeth forth His word and melteth them, He causeth His wind to blow -- 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 Declaring His words to Jacob, His statutes 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 hath not done so to any nation, As to judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye Jah!
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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