New International Version
He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
King James Bible
He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
Darby Bible Translation
He counteth the number of the stars; he giveth names to them all.
World English Bible
He counts the number of the stars. He calls them all by their names.
Young's Literal Translation
Appointing the number of the stars, To all them He giveth names.
Psalm 147:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He telleth the number of the stars - He whose knowledge is so exact as to tell every star in heaven, can be under no difficulty to find out and collect all the scattered exiles of Israel.
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LibraryHealing for the Wounded
We will not delay you by a preface, but will come at once to the two thoughts: first, here is a great ill--a broken heart; and secondly, a great mercy--"he healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." Man is a double being: he is composed of body and soul, and each of the portions of man may receive injury and hurt. The wounds of the body are extremely painful, and if they amount to a breaking of the frame the torture is singularly exquisite. Yet God has in his mercy provided means …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
Anxious About Earth, or Earnest About the Kingdom
Letter xvi to Rainald, Abbot of Foigny
He took him outside and said, "Look up at the sky and count the stars--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
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