He Heals the Brokenhearted

1 1Praise the LORD! For 2it is good to sing praises to our God; for 3it is pleasant,a and 4a song of praise is fitting.

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    • Ŝ 147:1 - Or for he is beautiful
      2 The LORD 5builds up Jerusalem; he 6gathers the outcasts of Israel.
      3 He heals 7the brokenhearted and 8binds up their wounds.

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      4 He 9determines the number of the stars; he 10gives to all of them their names.

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      5 11Great is our Lord, and 12abundant in power; 13his understanding is beyond measure.

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      6 The LORD 14lifts up the humble;b he casts the wicked to the ground.

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        • ŝ 147:6 - Or afflicted
          7 15Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on 16the lyre!

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          8 He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares 17rain for the earth; he makes 18grass grow on the hills.

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          9 He 19gives to the beasts their food, and to 20the young ravens that cry.

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          10 His delight is not in 21the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,

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          11 but the LORD 22takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who 23hope in his steadfast love.

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          12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
          13 For he strengthens 24the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you.

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          14 He 25makes peace in your borders; he 26fills you with the 27finest of the wheat.
          15 He 28sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.

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          16 He gives 29snow like wool; he scatters 30hoarfrost like ashes.

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          17 He hurls down his crystals of 31ice like crumbs; who can stand before his 32cold?

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          18 He 33sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.

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          19 He declares his word to Jacob, his 34statutes and rulesc to Israel.

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          20 He 35has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his rules.d 36Praise the LORD!

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