Praise for the LORD's Righteous Acts
146 1 Hallelujah! Praise Jehovah, O my soul. 2 As long as I live will I praise Jehovah; I will sing psalms unto my God while I have my being. 3 Put not confidence in nobles, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. 4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his purposes perish.
5 Blessed is he who hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in Jehovah his God, 6 Who made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is therein; who keepeth truth for ever; 7 Who executeth judgment for the oppressed, who giveth bread to the hungry. Jehovah looseth the prisoners; 8 Jehovah openeth [the eyes of] the blind; Jehovah raiseth up them that are bowed down; Jehovah loveth the righteous; 9 Jehovah preserveth the strangers; he lifteth up the fatherless and the widow; but the way of the wicked doth he subvert. 10 Jehovah will reign for ever, [even] thy God, O Zion, from generation to generation. Halleluiah!
Praise for the LORD's Favor to Jerusalem
147 1 Praise ye Jah! for it is good. Sing psalms of our God; for it is pleasant: praise is comely. 2 Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth the outcasts of Israel. 3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. 4 He counteth the number of the stars; he giveth names to them all. 5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. 6 Jehovah lifteth up the meek; he abaseth the wicked to the earth. 7 Sing unto Jehovah with thanksgiving; sing psalms upon the harp unto our God: 8 Who covereth the heavens with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains; 9 Who giveth to the cattle their food, to the young ravens which cry. 10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse, he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man; 11 Jehovah taketh pleasure in those that fear him, in those that hope in his loving-kindness.
12 Laud Jehovah, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. 13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee; 14 He maketh peace in thy borders; he satisfieth thee with the finest of the wheat. 15 He sendeth forth his oracles to the earth: his word runneth very swiftly. 16 He giveth snow like wool, scattereth the hoar frost like ashes; 17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold? 18 He sendeth his word, and melteth them; he causeth his wind to blow—the waters flow. 19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. 20 He hath not dealt thus with any nation; and as for [his] judgments, they have not known them. Hallelujah!
The Resurrection of the Dead
15 1 But I make known to you, brethren, the glad tidings which I announced to you, which also ye received, in which also ye stand, 2 by which also ye are saved, (if ye hold fast the word which I announced to you as the glad tidings,) unless indeed ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you, in the first place, what also I had received, that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures; 4 and that he was buried; and that he was raised the third day, according to the scriptures; 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Then he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of whom the most remain until now, but some also have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James; then to all the apostles; 8 and last of all, as to an abortion, he appeared to me also. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called apostle, because I have persecuted the assembly of God. 10 But by God's grace I am what I am; and his grace, which [was] towards me, has not been vain; but I have laboured more abundantly than they all, but not I, but the grace of God which [was] with me. 11 Whether, therefore, I or they, thus we preach, and thus ye have believed.
12 Now if Christ is preached that he is raised from among [the] dead, how say some among you that there is not a resurrection of [those that are] dead? 13 But if there is not a resurrection of [those that are] dead, neither is Christ raised: 14 but if Christ is not raised, then, indeed, vain also [is] our preaching, and vain also your faith. 15 And we are found also false witnesses of God; for we have witnessed concerning God that he raised the Christ, whom he has not raised if indeed [those that are] dead are not raised. 16 For if [those that are] dead are not raised, neither is Christ raised; 17 but if Christ be not raised, your faith [is] vain; ye are yet in your sins. 18 Then indeed also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are [the] most miserable of all men.
20 (But now Christ is raised from among [the] dead, first-fruits of those fallen asleep. 21 For since by man [came] death, by man also resurrection of [those that are] dead. 22 For as in the Adam all die, thus also in the Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each in his own rank: [the] first-fruits, Christ; then those that are the Christ's at his coming. 24 Then the end, when he gives up the kingdom to him [who is] God and Father; when he shall have annulled all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he put all enemies under his feet. 26 [The] last enemy [that] is annulled [is] death. 27 For he has put all things in subjection under his feet. But when he says that all things are put in subjection, [it is] evident that [it is] except him who put all things in subjection to him. 28 But when all things shall have been brought into subjection to him, then the Son also himself shall be placed in subjection to him who put all things in subjection to him, that God may be all in all.)