¶ Praise the everlasting.Praise ye the LORD, for it is a good thing to sing praises unto our God: yea a joyful and pleasant thing is it to be thankful. The LORD shall build up Ierusalem, and gather together the outcasts of Israel. He healeth the contrite in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars, he calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and great is his power: yea, his wisdom is infinite. The LORD setteth up the meek, and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground. O sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving, sing praises upon the harp unto our God. Which covereth the heaven with clouds, prepareth rain for the earth, and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains. Which giveth fodder unto the cattle, and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him. He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse, neither delighteth he in any man's legs. But the LORD's delight is in them that fear him, and put their trust in his mercy.
¶ Praise the LORD, O Ierusalem, praise thy God O Sion. For he maketh fast the bars of thy gates, and blesseth the children within thee. He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the flour of wheat. He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth, his word runneth swiftly. He giveth snow like wool, and scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. He casteth forth his ice like morsels, who is able to abide his frost? He sendeth out his word and melteth them, he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow. He sheweth his word unto Iacob, his statutes and ordinances unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with all the Heathen, neither have they knowledge of his laws.
Praise the everlasting.