Psalms 147

Psalms 147

Psalm 147
God Restores Jerusalem
How good it is to sing to our God,
for praise is pleasant and lovely.#Ps 33:1; 135:3
2The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem;#Ps 51:18; 102:16
he gathers Israel’s exiled people.#Dt 30:3; Ezk 39:28
3He heals the brokenhearted
and bandages their wounds.#Ps 34:18; Is 61:1
4He counts the number of the stars;
he gives names to all of them.#Gn 15:5; Is 40:26
5Our Lord is great, vast in power;
his understanding is infinite.#147:5 Lit understanding has no number#Ps 48:1; Is 40:28
6The Lord helps the oppressed
but brings the wicked to the ground.#Ps 146:8–9
7Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
play the lyre to our God,#Ps 33:2; 95:1–2
8who covers the sky with clouds,
prepares rain for the earth,
and causes grass to grow on the hills.#Jb 5:10; 38:27; Ps 104:14
9He provides the animals with their food,
and the young ravens what they cry for.#Jb 38:41; Ps 104:27–28
10He is not impressed by the strength of a horse;
he does not value the power of a warrior.#147:10 Lit the legs of the man#Ps 33:17
11The Lord values those who fear him,
those who put their hope in his faithful love.#Ps 33:18; 149:4
12Exalt the Lord, Jerusalem;
praise your God, Zion!#Ps 99:5,9
13For he strengthens the bars of your city gates
and blesses your children within you.#Neh 7:3
14He endows your territory with prosperity;#147:14 Or peace#Is 54:13
he satisfies you with the finest wheat.#Dt 32:14; Ps 81:16
15He sends his command throughout the earth;
his word runs swiftly.#Ps 104:4
16He spreads snow like wool;
he scatters frost like ashes;#Jb 37:6; 38:29
17he throws his hailstones like crumbs.
Who can withstand his cold?#Jb 37:9–10
18He sends his word and melts them;
he unleashes his winds,#147:18 Or breath and the water flows.#Ps 33:9; 107:20
19He declares his word to Jacob,
his statutes and judgments to Israel.#Dt 33:2–4; Mal 4:4
20He has not done this for every nation;
they do not know his judgments.#Dt 4:7,32–34

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