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Salme 147

Den almægtige Gud

1Halleluja!
Det er godt at synge lovsange til Gud,
    ja, det er herligt at prise hans magt.
Herren genopbygger Jerusalem
    og bringer de landflygtige hjem til Israel.
Han heler de sønderbrudte hjerter,
    læger de sår, de har fået.
Herren satte stjernerne på himlen,
    han har givet dem alle et navn.
Han er stor og mægtig,
    hans visdom er uden grænser.
Herren rejser den ydmyge op
    og kaster den onde i støvet.
Syng takkesange for Herren,
    spil på jeres harper for Gud.
Han samler skyerne på himlen,
    sender byger af regn ned på jorden,
        så græs spirer frem på bakkerne.
Han giver dyrene deres føde,
    mætter den skrigende ravneunge.
10 Han er ikke interesseret i stærke heste,
    ikke imponeret af krigerens styrke.
11 Han glæder sig over dem, der adlyder ham
    og har tillid til hans trofaste omsorg.
12 Jerusalems befolkning, pris Herren.
    Zions indbyggere, lovsyng jeres Gud.
13 Han beskytter byen mod fjenders angreb
    og velsigner dens indbyggere.
14 Han skaber fred i landet
    og sørger for en rigelig høst.
15 Han sender sit ord ud over jorden,
    hans vilje bliver udført i hast.
16 Han breder sneen ud som et tæppe,
    spreder rimfrost på jorden som mel.
17 Han kaster hagl som byger af småsten,
    hvem kan holde stand mod den isnende kulde?
18 På hans ord begynder isen at smelte,
    når han ånder på den, pibler vandet frem.
19 Han sendte sit ord til Israels folk,
    gav dem sine forskrifter og lovbud.
20 Han sendte det ikke til de andre folk,
    de kender ikke hans love.
Halleluja!

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 147

Psalm 147

Praise the Lord.

How good it is to sing praises to our God!
    How pleasant and right it is to praise him!

The Lord builds up Jerusalem.
    He gathers the scattered people of Israel.
He heals those who have broken hearts.
    He takes care of their wounds.

He decides how many stars there should be.
    He gives each one of them a name.
Great is our Lord. His power is mighty.
    There is no limit to his understanding.
The Lord gives strength to those who aren’t proud.
    But he throws evil people down to the ground.

Sing to the Lord and give him grateful praise.
    Make music to our God on the harp.
He covers the sky with clouds.
    He supplies the earth with rain.
    He makes grass grow on the hills.
He provides food for the cattle.
    He provides for the young ravens when they cry out.

10 He doesn’t take pleasure in the strength of horses.
    He doesn’t take delight in the strong legs of warriors.
11 The Lord takes delight in those who have respect for him.
    They put their hope in his faithful love.

12 Jerusalem, praise the Lord.
    Zion, praise your God.
13 He makes the metal bars of your gates stronger.
    He blesses the people who live inside you.
14 He keeps your borders safe and secure.
    He satisfies you with the finest wheat.

15 He sends his command to the earth.
    His word arrives there quickly.
16 He spreads the snow like wool.
    He scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He throws down his hail like pebbles.
    No one can stand his icy blast.
18 He gives his command, and the ice melts.
    He stirs up his winds, and the waters flow.

19 He has made his word known to the people of Jacob.
    He has made his laws and rules known to Israel.
20 He hasn’t done that for any other nation.
    They don’t know his laws.

Praise the Lord.