Psalm 147:13
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New Living Translation
For he has strengthened the bars of your gates and blessed your children within your walls.

King James Bible
For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.

Darby Bible Translation
For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee;

World English Bible
For he has strengthened the bars of your gates. He has blessed your children within you.

Young's Literal Translation
For He did strengthen the bars of thy gates, He hath blessed thy sons in thy midst.

Psalm 147:13 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

147:13 Thy gates - Thy strength consists not in thy walls, and gates, and bars, but in his protection.

Psalm 147:13 Parallel Commentaries

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The Room was Like and Oven
Sunday, 8.--We were at the minster [21] in the morning and at our parish church in the afternoon. The same gentleman preached at both; but though I saw him at the church, I did not know I had ever seen him before. In the morning he was all life and motion; in the afternoon he was as quiet as a post. At five in the evening, the rain constrained me to preach in the oven again. The patience of the congregation surprised me. They seemed not to feel the extreme heat or to be offended at the close application
John Wesley—The Journal of John Wesley

What God Is
John iv. 24.--"God is a Spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." We have here something of the nature of God pointed out to us, and something of our duty towards him. "God is a Spirit," that is his nature, and "man must worship him," that is his duty, and that "in spirit and in truth," that is the right manner of the duty. If these three were well pondered till they did sink into the bottom of our spirits, they would make us indeed Christians, not in the letter,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Peace
Grace unto you and peace be multiplied. I Pet 1:1. Having spoken of the first fruit of sanctification, assurance, I proceed to the second, viz., Peace, Peace be multiplied:' What are the several species or kinds of Peace? Peace, in Scripture, is compared to a river which parts itself into two silver streams. Isa 66:12. I. There is an external peace, and that is, (1.) (Economical, or peace in a family. (2.) Political, or peace in the state. Peace is the nurse of plenty. He maketh peace in thy borders,
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

That it is Profitable to Communicate Often
The Voice of the Disciple Behold I come unto Thee, O Lord, that I may be blessed through Thy gift, and be made joyful in Thy holy feast which Thou, O God, of Thy goodness hast prepared for the poor.(1) Behold in Thee is all that I can and ought to desire, Thou art my salvation and redemption, my hope and strength, my honour and glory. Therefore rejoice the soul of Thy servant this day, for unto Thee, O Lord Jesus, do I lift up my soul.(2) I long now to receive Thee devoutly and reverently, I desire
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:25
May the bolts of your gates be of iron and bronze; may you be secure all your days."

Nehemiah 3:3
The Fish Gate was built by the sons of Hassenaah. They laid the beams, set up its doors, and installed its bolts and bars.

Nehemiah 7:3
I said to them, "Do not leave the gates open during the hottest part of the day. And even while the gatekeepers are on duty, have them shut and bar the doors. Appoint the residents of Jerusalem to act as guards, everyone on a regular watch. Some will serve at sentry posts and some in front of their own homes."

Psalm 37:26
The godly always give generous loans to others, and their children are a blessing.

Psalm 147:12
Glorify the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!

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