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Psalm 147

He Heals the Brokenhearted
1 # See Ps. 135:1 Praise the Lord!
For #Ps. 92:1 it is good to sing praises to our God;
for #Ps. 135:3 it is pleasant,#147:1 Or for he is beautiful and #Ps. 33:1a song of praise is fitting.
2The Lord #Ps. 51:18; 102:16 builds up Jerusalem;
he #Deut. 30:3; Isa. 11:12; 27:13; 56:8; Ezek. 39:28gathers the outcasts of Israel.
3He heals #Ps. 34:18 the brokenhearted
and #Ezek. 34:16binds up their wounds.
4He #[Gen. 15:5] determines the number of the stars;
he #Isa. 40:26gives to all of them their names.
5 # Ps. 48:1 Great is our Lord, and #Nah. 1:3 abundant in power;
# Isa. 40:28; [Job 5:9] his understanding is beyond measure.
6The Lord #[Ps. 146:8, 9]lifts up the humble;#147:6 Or afflicted
he casts the wicked to the ground.
7 # Ex. 15:21; [Ps. 95:1, 2] Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
make melody to our God on #See 1 Chr. 15:16the lyre!
8He covers the heavens with clouds;
he prepares #See Job 5:10 rain for the earth;
he makes #Ps. 104:14; Job 38:27grass grow on the hills.
9He #Ps. 104:27, 28 gives to the beasts their food,
and to #See Job 38:41the young ravens that cry.
10His delight is not in #Ps. 33:17the strength of the horse,
nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
11but the Lord #Ps. 149:4 takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who #Ps. 33:18hope in his steadfast love.
12Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13For he strengthens #Neh. 7:3the bars of your gates;
he blesses your children within you.
14He #Ex. 34:24; Prov. 16:7; Isa. 60:17, 18 makes peace in your borders;
he #Ps. 132:15 fills you with the #Ps. 81:16; Deut. 32:14finest of the wheat.
15He #[Ps. 148:8]sends out his command to the earth;
his word runs swiftly.
16He gives #Job 37:6 snow like wool;
he scatters #[Job 38:29]frost like ashes.
17He hurls down his crystals of #Job 37:10 ice like crumbs;
who can stand before his #Job 37:9cold?
18He #ver. 15; [Job 37:12]; See Ps. 33:9; 107:20sends out his word, and melts them;
he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.
19He declares his word to Jacob,
his #Mal. 4:4; [Ps. 78:5]; See Deut. 33:2-4statutes and rules#147:19 Or and just decrees to Israel.
20He #Deut. 4:7; See Deut. 4:32-34 has not dealt thus with any other nation;
they do not know his rules.#147:20 Or his just decrees
# See Ps. 135:1 Praise the Lord!

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