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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book V
Praise for Jerusalem’s Restoration and Prosperity
[1]  PRAISE 1 ye Jehovah;
For 2 it is good to sing praises unto our God;
For it is pleasant, and praise is comely.
[2]  Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem;
He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
[3]  He healeth the broken in heart,
And bindeth up their wounds. 3
[4]  He counteth the number of the stars;
He calleth them all by their names.
[5]  Great is our Lord, and mighty in power;
His understanding is infinite.
[6]  Jehovah upholdeth the meek:
He bringeth the wicked down to the ground.
[7]  Sing unto Jehovah with thanksgiving;
Sing praises upon the harp unto our God,
[8]  Who covereth the heavens with clouds,
Who prepareth rain for the earth,
Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
[9]  He giveth to the beast his food,
And to the young ravens which cry.
[10]  He delighteth not in the strength of the horse:
He taketh no pleasure in the legs of a man.
[11]  Jehovah taketh pleasure in them that fear him,
In those that hope in his lovingkindness.
[12]  Praise Jehovah, O Jerusalem;
Praise thy God, O Zion.
[13]  For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates;
He hath blessed thy children within thee.
[14]  He maketh peace 4 in thy borders;
He filleth thee with the finest 5 of the wheat.
[15]  He sendeth out his commandment upon earth;
His word runneth very swiftly.
[16]  He giveth snow like wool;
He scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.
[17]  He casteth forth his ice like morsels:
Who can stand before his cold?
[18]  He sendeth out his word, and melteth them:
He causeth his wind to blow, and the waters to flow.
[19]  He showeth his word unto Jacob,
His statutes and his ordinances unto Israel.
[20]  He hath not dealt so with any nation;
And as for his ordinances, they have not known them.
Praise 6 ye Jehovah.
Note 1. Heb. Hallelujah. [back]
Note 2. Or, For he is good: sing praises unto our God; For he is gracious. [back]
Note 3. Heb. sorrows. [back]
Note 4. Heb. thy border peace. [back]
Note 5. Heb. fat of wheat. [back]
Note 6. Heb. Hallelujah. [back]


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