Psalm 147 CSB

God Restores Jerusalem

1 Hallelujah! How good it is to sing to our God, for praise is pleasant and lovely.a

References for Psalms 147:1

    • a 147:1 - Ps 33:1; 135:3
      2 The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem;b He gathers Israel's exiled people.c

      References for Psalms 147:2

        • b 147:2 - Ps 51:18; Ezr 6:3; Neh 2:17; Dn 9:25
        • c 147:2 - Dt 30:4; Neh 1:9; Isa 11:12
          3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.d

          References for Psalms 147:3

            • d 147:3 - Ps 34:18; Isa 61:1
              4 He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.
              5 Our Lord is great, vast in power; His understanding is infinite.e f

              References for Psalms 147:5

                • e 147:5 - Lit understanding has no number
                • f 147:5 - Jb 12:13; Isa 40:14,28
                  6 The Lord helps the afflicted but brings the wicked to the ground.
                  7 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; play the lyre to our God,g

                  References for Psalms 147:7

                      8 who covers the sky with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, and causes grass to grow on the hills.
                      9 He provides the animals with their food, and the young ravens, what they cry for.
                      10 He is not impressed by the strength of a horse; He does not value the powerh of a man.

                      References for Psalms 147:10

                          11 The Lord values those who fear Him, those who put their hope in His faithful love.i

                          References for Psalms 147:11

                            • i 147:11 - Ps 33:18; 149:4; Dt 5:29
                              12 Exalt the Lord, Jerusalem; praise your God, Zion!
                              13 For He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your children within you.
                              14 He endows your territory with prosperity;j He satisfies you with the finest wheat.k

                              References for Psalms 147:14

                                  15 He sends His command throughout the earth; His word runs swiftly.
                                  16 He spreads snow like wool; He scatters frost like ashes;
                                  17 He throws His hailstones like crumbs. Who can withstand His cold?
                                  18 He sends His word and melts them; He unleashes His winds,l and the waters flow.

                                  References for Psalms 147:18

                                      19 He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and judgments to Israel.
                                      20 He has not done this for any nation; they do not knowm [His] judgments. Hallelujah!

                                      References for Psalms 147:20

                                        • m 147:20 - DSS, LXX, Syr, Tg read He has not made known to them