Bible: Psalm 147
Psalm 147 1
147:1 Praise the
for it is good to sing praises to our God!
Yes, 2 praise is pleasant and appropriate!
and gathers the exiles of Israel.
147:3 He heals 4 the brokenhearted,
and bandages their wounds.
147:4 He counts the number of the stars;
he names all of them.
147:5 Our Lord is great and has awesome power; 5
there is no limit to his wisdom. 6
but knocks 7 the wicked to the ground.
147:7 Offer to the
Sing praises to our God to the accompaniment of a harp!
147:8 He covers 9 the sky with clouds,
provides the earth with rain,
and causes grass to grow on the hillsides. 10
147:9 He gives food to the animals,
and to the young ravens when they chirp. 11
147:10 He is not enamored with the strength of a horse,
nor is he impressed by the warrior’s strong legs. 12
and in those who wait for his loyal love.
147:12 Extol the
Praise your God, O Zion!
147:13 For he makes the bars of your gates strong.
He blesses your children 14 within you.
He abundantly provides for you 17 the best grain.
swiftly his order reaches its destination. 20
147:16 He sends the snow that is white like wool;
he spreads the frost that is white like ashes. 21
147:17 He throws his hailstones 22 like crumbs.
Who can withstand the cold wind he sends? 23
147:18 He then orders it all to melt; 24
he breathes on it, 25 and the water flows.
147:19 He proclaims his word to Jacob,
his statutes and regulations to Israel.
147:20 He has not done so with any other nation;
they are not aware of his regulations.