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Psalm 147 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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He Heals the Brokenhearted

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:1 - Praise the LORD!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
for it is pleasant,[fn] and a song of praise is fitting.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:2 - The LORD builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:3 - He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:4 - He determines the number of the stars;
he gives to all of them their names.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:5 - Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
his understanding is beyond measure.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:6 - The LORD lifts up the humble;[fn]
he casts the wicked to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:7 - Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;
make melody to our God on the lyre!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:8 - He covers the heavens with clouds;
he prepares rain for the earth;
he makes grass grow on the hills.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:9 - He gives to the beasts their food,
and to the young ravens that cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:10 - His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:11 - but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who hope in his steadfast love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:12 - Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:13 - For he strengthens the bars of your gates;
he blesses your children within you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:14 - He makes peace in your borders;
he fills you with the finest of the wheat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:15 - He sends out his command to the earth;
his word runs swiftly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:16 - He gives snow like wool;
he scatters frost like ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:17 - He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs;
who can stand before his cold?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:18 - He sends out his word, and melts them;
he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:19 - He declares his word to Jacob,
his statutes and rules[fn] to Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:20 - He has not dealt thus with any other nation;
they do not know his rules.[fn]
Praise the LORD!
ESV Footnotes
Or for he is beautiful
Or afflicted
Or and just decrees
Or his just decrees

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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