1 Praise the LORD; for [it is] good to sing praises to our God; for praise [is] delightful [and] becoming.
2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals the broken-hearted, and binds up their wounds.
4 He appoints the number of the stars; He calls them all by [their] names.
5 Great [is] our LORD, and of great power; [There is] no limit to His understanding.
6 The LORD lifts up the meek; He throws the wicked down to the ground.
7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise on the harp to our God,
8 who covers the heavens with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow [on] the mountains.
9 He gives the beasts its food, [and] to the young ravens which cry.
10 He delights not in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, who hope in His mercy.
12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion.
13 For He has made the bars of your gates strong; He has blessed your sons within you.
14 He makes peace [in] your borders [and] fills you with the finest of the wheat.
15 He sends forth His commandment [on] earth; His word runs very swiftly.
16 He gives snow like wool; He scatters the hoarfrost like ashes.
17 He casts forth His ice like crumbs; who can stand before His cold?
18 He sends out His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, [and] the waters flow.
19 He shows His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel.
20 He has not done so with any nation; and they have not known [His] judgments. Praise the LORD!