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Psalms 147:1

    Psalms 147:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Praise you the LORD: for it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Praise ye Jehovah; For it is good to sing praises unto our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is comely.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give praise to the Lord; for it is good to make melody to our God; praise is pleasing and beautiful.

    Webster's Revision

    Praise ye Jehovah; For it is good to sing praises unto our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is comely.

    World English Bible

    Praise Yah, for it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant and fitting to praise him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Praise ye the LORD; for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 147:1

    Praise is comely - It is decent, befitting, and proper that every intelligent creature should acknowledge the Supreme Being: and as he does nothing but good to the children of men, so they should speak good of his name.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 147:1

    Praise ye the Lord - Hallelu-jah. See Psalm 146:1.

    For it is good to sing praises unto our God - See the notes at Psalm 92:1 : "It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord."

    For it is pleasant - See the notes at Psalm 135:3 : "Sing praises unto his name, for it is pleasant." The Hebrew word is the same.

    And praise is comely - Becoming; proper. See the notes at Psalm 33:1 : "praise is comely for the upright." The Hebrew word is the same. If these psalms were composed for the rededication of the temple, it would not be unnatural that much of the language employed should be borrowed from earlier psalms with which the people were familiar.