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8 JEHOVAH raiseth up those who are fallen ; JEHOVAH loveth the righteous;

9 JEHOVAH guardeth the strangers; he supporteth the fatherless and widow, but subverteth the way of the wicked.

10 JEHOVAH shall reign for ever, even, thy God, o Zion! through all generations.

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PRAISE JEHOVAH, for it is good; sing praise to our God, for it is delightful praise becometh the upright.

2 JEHOVAH rebuildeth Jerusalem, and gathereth together the dispersed of Israel : 3

He healeth the broken-hearted, and appeaseth their grief :

4 He telleth the number of the stars, and calleth every one of them by name.

5 Great is JEHOVAH, and abounding in power ; his wisdom is infinite.

6 JEHOVAH exalteth the mcek, but humbleth the wicked even with the ground.

7 Sing ye, alternately, unto JEHOVAH, with rejoicing : sing praise with the harp unto our GOD :

8 Who covereth the heavens with clouds; and provideth the rain for the earth :

9 Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains, and giveth to the animal creation their food ; even to the young ravens when they cry.

10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse ; neither is he pleased with the agility of the warrior.

11 But JEHOVAH is pleased with those who fear hiin ; with those who depend on

his mercy,

12 Praise JEHOVAH, o Jerusalem ! praise thy God, o Zion !

13 For he strengtheneth the bars of thy gates, and blesseth thy children within thee:

14 He establisheth peace in thy borders, and giveth thee abundance of wheat.

15 He sendeth forth his word unto the earth, and his command runneth with speed:

16 He giveth snow like unto wool, and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes :

17 He casteth down his ice to bind up the waters; what can then stand before his frost?

18 He dispatcheth his word, and melteth them; he changeth the wind, and the waters flow,

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He hath declared his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel :

20 But he hath not done so to any other nation

;. neither are they acquainted with bis laws: Praise ye JEHOVAH !


PRAISE JEHOVAH, ye inhabitants of the heavens ; praise him, ye who dwell in the regions on high.

2. Praise him, all ye his angels ; praise him, all


his hosts. 3 Praise him, ye sun and moon ; praise him, all ye stars of light.

4 Praise him, ye heaven of heavens; and ye

waters which are above the heavens. 5 Let these praise the name of jehoVAH; for he commanded, and they were created :

6 He established them for ever and ever, and

gave them a law which they shall not transgress.

7 Praise JEHOVAH, ye creatures of the earth ; ye sea-animals and all the abyss :

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8 Lightning and hail, snow and vapour, storm and tempest, executing his word:

9 Mountains and all hills : fruit-bearing trees and all cedars;

10 Wild-beasts and all cattle ; reptiles and all winged fowl:

11 Kings of the earth and all people : princes and all judges of the world :

12 Young men and maidens ; old men and children.

13 Let these praise the name of JEHOVAH; for his name alone is worthy to be praised.

14 His greatness extendeth over the earth and the heavens, and he exalteth the horn of his people.

15 He is the glory of all his pious ones, even of the children of Israel; a people near unto him.

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SING unto JEHOVAH a new song; sing his praise in the congregation of his pious ones.

2 Let Israel rejoice in him who made him ; let the children of Zion exult in their king.

3 Let them praise his name in the dance, let them sing praisc to him with the tabor and harp :

4 For JEHOVAH taketh pleasure in his people, and the humble he maketh illustrious by his deliverance.

5 Let his holy ones exult with glory; let them sing aloud upon their beds.

6 The praises of God shall be in their mouthis, and a two-edged sword in their bands:

7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and to chastize the nations ;

8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with links of iron :

9 That they may execute upon them the judgment that is written : Such is the honour reserved for all his holy ones.

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PRAISE GOD for his holiness; praise him for the vast extent of his power :

2 Praise him for his mighty acts; praise him according to his exceeding greatness.

3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet ; praise him with the lute and harp :

4 Praise

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