1 Alleluia. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem. Praise your God, O Zion.
2 For he has reinforced the bars of your gates.He has blessed your sons within you.
3 He has stationed peace at your borders,and he has satisfied you with the fat of the grain.
4 He sends forth his eloquence to the earth. His word runs swiftly.
5 He provides snow like wool. He strews clouds like ashes.
6 He sends his ice crystals like morsels.Who can stand firm before the face of his cold?
7 He will send forth his word, and it will melt them.His Spirit will breathe out, and the waters will flow.
8 He announces his word to Jacob, his justices and his judgments to Israel.
9 He has not done so much for every nation,and he has not made his judgments manifest to them. Alleluia.