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147
God Restores Jerusalem
1Hallelujah!
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 binds up 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. # Lit understanding has no number # Ps 48:1; Is 40:28
6The Lord helps the afflicted
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 # Lit legs of a 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 gates
and blesses your children within you. # Neh 7:3
14He endows your territory with prosperity; # 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, # Or breath and the waters flow. # 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 any nation;
they do not know # DSS, LXX, Syr, Tg read He has not made known to them His judgments. # Dt 4:7,32-34
Hallelujah!

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