Psalms 147

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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.
2 The LORD 5builds up Jerusalem; he 6gathers the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals 7the brokenhearted and 8binds up their wounds.
4 He 9determines the number of the stars; he 10gives to all of them their names.
5 11Great is our Lord, and 12abundant in power; 13his understanding is beyond measure.
6 The LORD 14lifts up the humble;[b] he casts the wicked to the ground.
7 15Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on 16the lyre!
8 He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares 17rain for the earth; he makes 18grass grow on the hills.
9 He 19gives to the beasts their food, and to 20the young ravens that cry.
10 His delight is not in 21the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
11 but the LORD 22takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who 23hope in his steadfast love.
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.
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.
16 He gives 29snow like wool; he scatters 30hoarfrost like ashes.
17 He hurls down his crystals of 31ice like crumbs; who can stand before his 32cold?
18 He 33sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.
19 He declares his word to Jacob, his 34statutes and rules[c] to Israel.
20 He 35has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his rules.[d] 36Praise the LORD!

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Cross References 36

  • 1. See Psalms 135:1
  • 2. Psalms 92:1
  • 3. Psalms 135:3
  • 4. Psalms 33:1
  • 5. Psalms 51:18; Psalms 102:16
  • 6. Deuteronomy 30:3; Isaiah 11:12; Isaiah 27:13; Isaiah 56:8; Ezekiel 39:28
  • 7. Psalms 34:18
  • 8. Ezekiel 34:16
  • 9. [Genesis 15:5]
  • 10. Isaiah 40:26
  • 11. Psalms 48:1
  • 12. Nahum 1:3
  • 13. Isaiah 40:28; [Job 5:9]
  • 14. [Psalms 146:8, 9]
  • 15. Exodus 15:21; [Psalms 95:1, 2]
  • 16. See 1 Chronicles 15:16
  • 17. See Job 5:10
  • 18. Psalms 104:14; Job 38:27
  • 19. Psalms 104:27, 28
  • 20. See Job 38:41
  • 21. Psalms 33:17
  • 22. Psalms 149:4
  • 23. Psalms 33:18
  • 24. Nehemiah 7:3
  • 25. Exodus 34:24; Proverbs 16:7; Isaiah 60:17, 18
  • 26. Psalms 132:15
  • 27. Psalms 81:16; Deuteronomy 32:14
  • 28. [Psalms 148:8]
  • 29. Job 37:6
  • 30. [Job 38:29]
  • 31. Job 37:10
  • 32. Job 37:9
  • 33. ver. 15; [Job 37:12]; See Psalms 33:9; Psalms 107:20
  • 34. Malachi 4:4; [Psalms 78:5]; See Deuteronomy 33:2-4
  • 35. Deuteronomy 4:7; See Deuteronomy 4:32-34
  • 36. See Psalms 135:1

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Psalms 147 Commentaries

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