Psalm 147

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.
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.
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}.
15 [He] sends out his command to [the] earth; his word runs swiftly.
16 [He] gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes;
17 [he] throws his hail like crumbs. Who can stand before his cold?
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.