Praise for Jerusalem’s Restoration and Prosperity.
1 Or Hallelujah! Praise Heb Yahthe Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
For Or He is delightfulit is pleasant and praise is Or fittingbeautiful.
2The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
He gathers the outcasts of Israel.
3He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their Lit painswounds.
4He counts the number of the stars;
He Or calls them all by their namesgives names to all of them.
5Great is our Lord and abundant in strength;
His understanding is Lit innumerableinfinite.
6The Lord Or relievessupports the afflicted;
He brings the wicked down to the ground.
7Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
Sing praises to our God on the lyre;
8 It is He who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who provides rain for the earth,
Who makes grass sprout on the mountains.
9 It is He who gives an animal its food,
And feeds young ravens that cry.
10He does not delight in I.e., as a military assetthe strength of the horse;
He does not take pleasure in the I.e., as a military assetlegs of a man.
11The Lord favors those who fear Him,
Those who wait for His Or mercyfaithfulness.
12Praise the Lord, Jerusalem!
Praise your God, Zion!
13For He has strengthened the bars of your gates;
He has blessed your sons among you.
14He makes Lit your borders peacepeace in your borders;
He satisfies you with the Lit fatfinest of the wheat.
15He sends His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
16He Lit givesshowers snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes.
17He hurls His ice as fragments;
Who can stand before His cold?
18He sends His word and makes them melt;
He makes His wind blow, and the waters flow.
19He declares His words to Jacob,
His statutes and His judgments to Israel.
20He has not dealt this way with any other nation;
And as for His judgments, I.e., the other nationsthey have not known them.
Or Hallelujah! Praise Heb Yahthe Lord!