Praise to Yahweh for His Providence

1 Praise Yah. For [it is] good to sing praises [to] our God; for [it is] pleasant; praise is fitting.

References for Psalms 147:1

    • a 147:1 - Hebrew hallelujah; here and v. 20
      2 Yahweh [is] building Jerusalem; he gathers [the] scattered ones of Israel.
      3 [He is] the one who heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.
      4 [He] counts [the] number of the stars; he gives names to all of them.
      5 Great [is] our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is unlimited.
      6 Yahweh helps the afflicted up; [he] brings [the] wicked down to [the] ground.
      7 Sing to Yahweh with thanksgiving; sing praises to our God with lyre,
      8 who covers [the] heavens with clouds, who provides rain for the earth, who causes grass to grow on the mountains.
      9 [He] gives to [the] animal its food, [and] to [the] young ravens that cry.
      10 He does not delight in the strength of the horse; he takes no pleasure in the legs of the man.
      11 Yahweh takes pleasure in those who fear him, the ones who hope for his loyal love.

      References for Psalms 147:11

        • b 147:11 - That is, "wait expectantly"
          12 Laud Yahweh, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion,
          13 for he strengthens the bars of your gates. He blesses your children within you;
          14 [he] makes your border peaceful; he satisfies you with [the] {finest of wheat}.

          References for Psalms 147:14

            • c 147:14 - Literally "[the] fat of the wheat"
              15 [He] sends out his command to [the] earth; his word runs swiftly.

              References for Psalms 147:15

                  16 [He] gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes;
                  17 [he] throws his hail like crumbs. Who can stand before his cold?

                  References for Psalms 147:17

                    • e 147:17 - With slight alteration of the Hebrew, the line might read "before his cold water stands"
                      18 He sends out his word and melts them; he blows his breath, the water flows.
                      19 [He] declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and his ordinances to Israel.
                      20 He has not done so for any nation, and they do not know [his] ordinances. Praise Yah.

                      References for Psalms 147:20

                        • f 147:20 - Hebrew hallelujah