Psalm 146

Alleluia, a Psalm of Aggæus and Zacharias.

1 My soul, praise the Lord. 2 While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises to my God as long as I exist. 3 Trust not in princes, nor in the children of men, in whom there is no safety. 4 His breath shall go forth, and he shall return to his earth; in that day all his thoughts shall perish.

5 Blessed is he whose helper is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God: 6 who made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all things in them: who keeps truth for ever: 7 who executes judgment for the wronged: who gives food to the hungry. The Lord looses the fettered ones: 8 the Lord gives wisdom to the blind:

The Lord sets up the broken down: the Lord loves the righteous: the Lord preserves the strangers; 9 he will relieve the orphan and widow: but will utterly remove the way of sinners. 10 The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Sion, to all generations.

Psalm 147

Alleluia, a Psalm of Aggæus and Zacharias.

1 Praise ye the Lord: for psalmody is a good thing; let praise be sweetly sung to our God. 2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem; and he will gather together the dispersed of Israel. 3 He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds. 4 He numbers the multitudes of stars; and calls them all by names. 5 Great is our Lord, and great is his strength; and his understanding is infinite. 6 The Lord lifts up the meek; but brings sinners down to the ground.


7 Begin the song with thanksgiving to the Lord; sing praises on the harp to our God: 8 who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who causes grass to spring up on the mountains, [1and green herb for the service of men;] 9 and gives cattle their food, and to the young ravens that call upon him. 10 He will not take pleasure in the strength of a horse; neither is he well-pleased with the legs of a man. 11 The Lord takes pleasure in them that fear him, and in all that hope in his mercy.

Alleluia, a Psalm of Aggæus and Zacharias.

12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Sion. 13 For he has strengthened the bars of thy gates; he has blessed thy children within thee. 14 He makes thy borders peaceful, and fills thee with the 2flour of wheat. 15 He sends his oracle to the earth: his word will run swiftly. 16 He gives snow like wool: he scatters the mist like ashes. 17 Casting forth his ice like morsels: who shall stand before his cold? 18 He shall send out his word, and melt them: he shall blow with his wind, and the waters shall flow. 19 He sends his word to Jacob, his ordinances and judgments to Israel. 20 He has not done so to 3any other nation; and he has not shewn them his judgments.

1 See Ps. 103. (104) 14.

2 Lit. fat of wheat.

3 Gr. every.


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