Psalm 147
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Praise for Jerusalem’s Restoration and Prosperity.

1[a]Praise [b]the LORD!

For it is good to sing praises to our God;

For [c]it is pleasant and praise is [d]beautiful.

2The LORD builds up Jerusalem;

He gathers the outcasts of Israel.

3He heals the brokenhearted

And binds up their [e]wounds.

4He counts the number of the stars;

He [f]gives names to all of them.

5Great is our Lord and abundant in strength;

His understanding is [g]infinite.

6The LORD [h]supports the afflicted;

He brings the wicked down to the ground.

7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;

Sing praises to our God on the lyre;

8It is He who covers the heavens with clouds,

Who provides rain for the earth,

Who makes grass sprout on the mountains.

9It is He who gives an animal its food,

And feeds young ravens that cry.

10He does not delight in [i]the strength of the horse;

He does not take pleasure in the [j]legs of a man.

11The LORD favors those who fear Him,

Those who wait for His [k]faithfulness.

12Praise the LORD, Jerusalem!

Praise your God, Zion!

13For He has strengthened the bars of your gates;

He has blessed your sons among you.

14He makes [l]peace in your borders;

He satisfies you with the [m]finest of the wheat.

15He sends His command to the earth;

His word runs very swiftly.

16He [n]showers snow like wool;

He scatters the frost like ashes.

17He hurls His ice as fragments;

Who can stand before His cold?

18He sends His word and makes them melt;

He makes His wind blow, and the waters flow.

19He declares His words to Jacob,

His statutes and His judgments to Israel.

20He has not dealt this way with any other nation;

And as for His judgments, [o]they have not known them.

[p]Praise [q]the LORD!

[a] 1 Or Hallelujah!
[b] 1 Heb YAH
[c] 1 Or He is delightful
[d] 1 Or fitting
[e] 3 Lit pains
[f] 4 Or calls them all by their names
[g] 5 Lit innumerable
[h] 6 Or relieves
[i] 10 I.e., as a military asset
[j] 10 I.e., as a military asset
[k] 11 Or mercy
[l] 14 Lit your borders peace
[m] 14 Lit fat
[n] 16 Lit gives
[o] 20 I.e., the other nations
[p] 20 Or Hallelujah!
[q] 20 Heb YAH

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