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Psalm 147 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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God Restores Jerusalem
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How good it is to sing to our God,

for praise is pleasant and lovely.

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The LORD rebuilds Jerusalem;

he gathers Israel’s exiled people.

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He heals the brokenhearted

and bandages their wounds.

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He counts the number of the stars;

he gives names to all of them.

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Our Lord is great, vast in power;

his understanding is infinite.[fn]

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The LORD helps the oppressed

but brings the wicked to the ground.

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Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;

play the lyre to our God,

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who covers the sky with clouds,

prepares rain for the earth,

and causes grass to grow on the hills.

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He provides the animals with their food,

and the young ravens what they cry for.

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He is not impressed by the strength of a horse;

he does not value the power of a warrior.[fn]

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The LORD values those who fear him,

those who put their hope in his faithful love.

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Exalt the LORD, Jerusalem;

praise your God, Zion!

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For he strengthens the bars of your city gates

and blesses your children within you.

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He endows your territory with prosperity;[fn]

he satisfies you with the finest wheat.

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He sends his command throughout the earth;

his word runs swiftly.

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He spreads snow like wool;

he scatters frost like ashes;

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he throws his hailstones like crumbs.

Who can withstand his cold?

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He sends his word and melts them;

he unleashes his winds,[fn] and the water flows.

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He declares his word to Jacob,

his statutes and judgments to Israel.

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He has not done this for every nation;

they do not know his judgments.


CSB Footnotes
Lit understanding has no number
Lit the legs of the man
Or peace
Or breath

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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