Psalm 147
Smith's Literal Translation Par ▾ 

It Is Good to Sing Praises

1Praise ye Jah: for it is good to play on the harp to our God; for it is pleasant: praise is becoming.

2Jehovah builds Jerusalem: he will collect together the outcasts of Israel.

3Healing to the broken of heart, and binding up their pains.

4Counting the number to the stars, he will call names to all of them.

5Great our Lord, and great of power: to his understanding no number.

6Jehovah setting up again the poor, and humbling the unjust even to the earth.

7Strike up to Jehovah with praise; play upon the harp to our God:

8Covering the heavens with clouds, preparing rain for the earth, causing the grass to spring up on the mountains.

9Giving to the cattle its food, to the sons of the ravens which call.

10He will not delight in the strength of the horse: he will not be pleased in the legs of a man.

11Jehovah being delighted in those fearing him, in those hoping for his mercy.

12Praise Jehovah, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.

13For he strengthened the bars of thy gates; he blessed thy sons within thee.

14Setting thy bound peace, he will fill thee with the fat of the wheat.

15Sending his word upon the earth, even till his word shall run quickly.

16Giving snow as wool: he will scatter the hoarfrost as ashes.

17Casting his ice as morsels: before his cold who shall stand?

18He will send his word and melt them: his wind shall blow, the waters will flow.

19Announcing his word to Jacob, his laws and judgments to Israel.

20He did not thus to every nation: and judgments they knew them not Praise ye Jah.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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