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Psalm 147 NAS

Praise for Jerusalem's Restoration and Prosperity.

1 Praise the LORD! For 1it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant and praise is 2becoming.

References for Psalms 147:1

    • a 147:1 - Or "Hallelujah!"
    • b 147:1 - Heb YAH
    • c 147:1 - Or "He is gracious"
      2 The LORD 3builds up Jerusalem; He 4gathers the outcasts of Israel.

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      3 He heals the 5brokenhearted * And 6binds up their wounds.

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      4 He 7counts the number of the stars; He 8gives names to all of them.

      References for Psalms 147:4

        • e 147:4 - Or "calls them all by" their "names"
          5 9Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His 10understanding is infinite *.

          References for Psalms 147:5

            • f 147:5 - Lit "innumerable"
              6 The LORD 11supports the afflicted; He brings down the wicked to the ground.

              References for Psalms 147:6

                • g 147:6 - Or "relieves"
                  7 12Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God on the lyre,

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                  8 Who 13covers the heavens with clouds, Who 14provides rain for the earth, Who 15makes grass to grow on the mountains.

                  References for Psalms 147:8

                    • h 147:8 - Lit "spring forth"
                      9 He 16gives to the beast its food, And to the 17young ravens which cry.

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                      10 He does not delight in the strength of the 18horse; He 19does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.

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                      11 The LORD 20favors those who fear Him, 21Those who wait for His lovingkindness.

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                      12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
                      13 For He has strengthened the 22bars of your gates; He has 23blessed your sons within you.

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                      14 He 24makes peace in your borders; He 25satisfies you with 26the finest of the wheat.

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                          15 He sends forth His 27command to the earth; His 28word runs very swiftly.

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                          16 He gives 29snow like wool; He scatters the 30frost like ashes.

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                          17 He casts forth His 31ice as fragments; Who can stand before His 32cold?

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                          18 He 33sends forth His word and melts them; He 34causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.

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                          19 He 35declares His words to Jacob, His 36statutes and His ordinances to Israel.

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                          20 He 37has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His ordinances, they have 38not known them. Praise the LORD!

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                              Study tools for Psalm 147

                              • a 147:1 - Or "Hallelujah!"
                              • b 147:1 - Heb YAH
                              • c 147:1 - Or "He is gracious"
                              • d 147:3 - Lit "sorrows"
                              • e 147:4 - Or "calls them all by" their "names"
                              • f 147:5 - Lit "innumerable"
                              • g 147:6 - Or "relieves"
                              • h 147:8 - Lit "spring forth"
                              • i 147:14 - Lit "your borders peace"
                              • j 147:14 - Lit "fat"
                              • k 147:20 - Or "Hallelujah!"
                              • l 147:20 - Heb YAH