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Psalm 147 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Praise for Jerusalem's Restoration and Prosperity.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:1 - [fn]Praise [fn]the LORD!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
For [fn]it is pleasant and praise is becoming.
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 [fn]wounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:4 - He counts the number of the stars;
He [fn]gives names to all of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:5 - Great is our Lord and abundant in strength;
His understanding is [fn]infinite.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:6 - The LORD [fn]supports the afflicted;
He brings down the wicked to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:7 - Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;
Sing praises to our God on the lyre,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:8 - Who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who provides rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to [fn]grow on the mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:9 - He gives to the beast its food,
And to the young ravens which cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:10 - He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:11 - The LORD favors those who fear Him,
Those who wait for His lovingkindness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:12 - Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:13 - For He has strengthened the bars of your gates;
He has blessed your sons within you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:14 - He makes [fn]peace in your borders;
He satisfies you with the [fn]finest of the wheat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:15 - He sends forth His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:16 - He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:17 - He casts forth His ice as fragments;
Who can stand before His cold?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:18 - He sends forth His word and melts them;
He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:19 - He declares His words to Jacob,
His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:20 - He has not dealt thus with any nation;
And as for His ordinances, they have not known them.
[fn]Praise [fn]the LORD!
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, Hallelujah!
Hebrew: YAH
Or, He is gracious
Literally: sorrows
Or, calls them all by their names
Literally: innumerable
Or, relieves
Literally: spring forth
Literally: your borders peace
Literally: fat
Or, Hallelujah!
Hebrew: YAH

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