Compare Translations for Psalm 147:2

Psalm 147:2 ASV
Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem; He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 BBE
The Lord is building up Jerusalem; he makes all the outlaws of Israel come together.
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Psalm 147:2 CEB
The LORD rebuilds Jerusalem, gathering up Israel's exiles.
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Psalm 147:2 CJB
ADONAI is rebuilding Yerushalayim, gathering the dispersed of Isra'el.
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Psalm 147:2 RHE
(146-2) The Lord buildeth up Jerusalem: he will gather together the dispersed of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 ESV
The LORDbuilds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 GW
The LORD is the builder of Jerusalem. He is the one who gathers the outcasts of Israel together.
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Psalm 147:2 GNT
The Lord is restoring Jerusalem; he is bringing back the exiles.
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Psalm 147:2 HNV
The LORD builds up Yerushalayim. He gathers together the outcasts of Yisra'el.
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Psalm 147:2 CSB
The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem; He gathers Israel's exiled people.
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Psalm 147:2 KJV
The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 LEB
Yahweh [is] building Jerusalem; he gathers [the] scattered ones of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 NAS
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 NCV
The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem; he brings back the captured Israelites.
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Psalm 147:2 NIRV
The LORD builds up Jerusalem. He gathers the scattered people of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 NIV
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 NKJV
The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 NLT
The LORD is rebuilding Jerusalem and bringing the exiles back to Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 NRS
The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 RSV
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 DBY
Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth the outcasts of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 MSG
God's the one who rebuilds Jerusalem, who regathers Israel's scattered exiles.
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Psalm 147:2 WBT
The LORD buildeth up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 TMB
The LORD doth build up Jerusalem; He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 TNIV
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 WEB
Yahweh builds up Jerusalem. He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
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Psalm 147:2 WYC
The Lord shall build [up] Jerusalem; and he shall gather together the scatterings of Israel. (The Lord shall rebuild Jerusalem; and he shall gather together the scattered people of Israel.)
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Psalm 147:2 YLT
Building Jerusalem [is] Jehovah, The driven away of Israel He gathereth.
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Psalms 147 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 147

The people of God are exhorted to praise him for his mercies and care. (1-11) For the salvation and prosperity of the church. (12-20)

Verses 1-11 Praising God is work that is its own wages. It is comely; it becomes us as reasonable creatures, much more as people in covenant with God. He gathers outcast sinners by his grace, and will bring them into his holy habitation. To those whom God heals with the consolations of his Spirit, he speaks peace, assures them their sins are pardoned. And for this, let others praise him also. Man's knowledge is soon ended; but God's knowledge is a dept that can never be fathomed. And while he telleth the number of the stars, he condescends to hear the broken-hearted sinner. While he feeds the young ravens, he will not leave his praying people destitute. Clouds look dull and melancholy, yet without them we could have no rain, therefore no fruit. Thus afflictions look black and unpleasant; but from clouds of affliction come showers that make the soul to yield the peaceable fruits of righteousness. The psalmist delights not in things wherein sinners trust and glory; but a serious and suitable regard to God is, in his sight, of very great price. We are not to be in doubt between hope and fear, but to act under the gracious influences of hope and fear united.

Verses 12-20 The church, like Jerusalem of old, built up and preserved by the wisdom, power, and goodness of God, is exhorted to praise him for all the benefits and blessings vouchsafed to her; and these are represented by his favours in the course of nature. The thawing word may represent the gospel of Christ, and the thawing wind the Spirit of Christ; for the Spirit is compared to the wind, ( John 3:8 ) . Converting grace softens the heart that was hard frozen, and melts it into tears of repentance, and makes good reflections to flow, which before were chilled and stopped up. The change which the thaw makes is very evident, yet how it is done no one can say. Such is the change wrought in the conversion of a soul, when God's word and Spirit are sent to melt it and restore it to itself.

Psalms 147 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 147

Psalms 147:1-20 . This and the remaining Psalms have been represented as specially designed to celebrate the rebuilding of Jerusalem (compare Nehemiah 6:16 , 12:27 ). They all open and close with the stirring call for praise. This one specially declares God's providential care towards all creatures, and particularly His people.

1. (Compare Psalms 92:1 , 135:3 ).

2. (Compare Psalms 107:3 , Isaiah 11:12 ).

3. Though applicable to the captive Israelites, this is a general and precious truth.
wounds--(Compare Margin).

4, 5. God's power in nature ( Isaiah 40:26-28 ), and often) is presented as a pledge of His power to help His people.
telleth . . . stars--what no man can do ( Genesis 15:5 ).

6. That power is put forth for the good of the meek and suffering pious, and confusion of the wicked ( Psalms 146:8 Psalms 146:9 ).

7-9. His providence supplies bountifully the wild animals in their mountain homes.
Sing . . . Lord--literally, "Answer the Lord," that is, in grateful praise to His goodness, thus declared in His acts.

10, 11. The advantages afforded, as in war by the strength of the horse or the agility of man, do not incline God to favor any; but those who fear and, of course, trust Him, will obtain His approbation and aid.

13. strengthened . . . gates--or, means of defense against invaders,

14. maketh . . . borders--or, territories ( Genesis 23:17 , Isaiah 54:12 ).
filleth thee, &c.--(Compare Margin).

15-18. God's Word, as a swift messenger, executes His purpose, for with Him to command is to perform ( Genesis 1:3 , Psalms 33:9 ), and He brings about the wonders of providence as easily as men cast crumbs.

17. morsels--used as to food ( Genesis 18:5 ), perhaps here denotes hail.

19, 20. This mighty ruler and benefactor of heaven and earth is such especially to His chosen people, to whom alone ( Deuteronomy 4:32-34 ) He has made known His will, while others have been left in darkness. Therefore unite in the great hallelujah.