1 Praise the Lord! For ait is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant and praise is bbecoming. 2 The Lord abuilds up Jerusalem; He bgathers the outcasts of Israel. 3 He heals the abrokenhearted And bbinds up their wounds. 4 He acounts the number of the stars; He bgives names to all of them. 5 aGreat is our Lord and abundant in strength; His bunderstanding is infinite. 6 The Lord asupports the afflicted; He brings down the wicked to the ground. 7 aSing to the Lord with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God on the lyre, 8 Who acovers the heavens with clouds, Who bprovides rain for the earth, Who cmakes grass to grow on the mountains. 9 He agives to the beast its food, And to the byoung ravens which cry. 10 He does not delight in the strength of the ahorse; He bdoes not take pleasure in the legs of a man. 11 The Lord afavors those who fear Him, bThose who wait for His lovingkindness. 12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion! 13 For He has strengthened the abars of your gates; He has bblessed your sons within you. 14 He amakes peace in your borders; He bsatisfies you with cthe finest of the wheat. 15 He sends forth His acommand to the earth; His bword runs very swiftly. 16 He gives asnow like wool; He scatters the bfrost like ashes. 17 He casts forth His aice as fragments; Who can stand before His bcold? 18 He asends forth His word and melts them; He bcauses His wind to blow and the waters to flow. 19 He adeclares His words to Jacob, His bstatutes and His ordinances to Israel. 20 He ahas not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His ordinances, they have bnot known them. Praise the Lord!