Praise the LORD!
For a it is good to sing praises to our God;
b For it is pleasant, and c praise is beautiful.
The LORD d builds up Jerusalem;
e He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
f He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
g He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by name.
h Great is our Lord, and i mighty in power;
j His understanding is infinite.
k The LORD lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground.
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;
Sing praises on the harp to our God,
l Who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who prepares rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
m He gives to the beast its food,
And n to the young ravens that cry.
o He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him,
In those who hope in His mercy.
Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
For He has strengthened the bars of your gates;
He has blessed your children within you.
p He makes peace in your borders,
And q fills you with the finest wheat.
r He sends out His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
s He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes;
He casts out His hail like morsels;
Who can stand before His cold?
t He sends out His word and melts them;
He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.
u He declares His word to Jacob,
v His statutes and His judgments to Israel.
w He has not dealt thus with any nation;
And as for His judgments, they have not known them.
Praise the LORD!
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
"The LORD shall reign forever and ever."
The LORD is King forever and ever; The nations have perished out of His land.
Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!
IT is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High.
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant.
Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.
For the LORD shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory.
That the LORD your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the LORD your God has scattered you.
He will set up a banner for the nations, And will assemble the outcasts of Israel, And gather together the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth.
The Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, "Yet I will gather to him Others besides those who are gathered to him.
Then they shall know that I am the LORD their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart - These, O God, You will not despise.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed.
Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, By the greatness of His might And the strength of His power; Not one is missing.
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised In the city of our God, In His holy mountain.
The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, And will not at all acquit the wicked. The LORD has His way In the whirlwind and in the storm, And the clouds are the dust of His feet.
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous.
The LORD watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.
To cause it to rain on a land where there is no one, A wilderness in which there is no man.
He waters the hills from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works.
Who provides food for the raven, When its young ones cry to God, And wander about for lack of food?
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
No king is saved by the multitude of an army; A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for safety; Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.
All your children shall be taught by the LORD, And great shall be the peace of your children.
Instead of bronze I will bring gold, Instead of iron I will bring silver, Instead of wood, bronze, And instead of stones, iron. I will also make your officers peace, And your magistrates righteousness.
Violence shall no longer be heard in your land, Neither wasting nor destruction within your borders; But you shall call your walls Salvation, And your gates Praise.
I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread.
He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.
For He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth'; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.
By the breath of God ice is given, And the broad waters are frozen.
Moses commanded a law for us, A heritage of the congregation of Jacob.
He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.
Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments.