Psalm 147

Psalm 147  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 5
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Hallelu-Jah: for it is good to sing praises unto our Elohim; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
Great is our Lord [Adonim], and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
Jehovah lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
Sing unto Jehovah with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our Elohim:
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
Jehovah taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
Praise Jehovah, O Jerusalem; praise thy Elohim, O Zion.
For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he bath blessed thy children within thee.
He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his is word runneth very swiftly.
He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Hallelujah.
Praise for blessings distinctive of Israel.
147:1 Praise ye Jah our Elohim; it is pleasant; 2 Jehovah builds Jerusalem, gathers the outcasts of Israel, 3 heals the broken hearted and their wounds, 4 counts the stars; 5 great is our Adonim; 6 Jehovah lifts up the meek, casts down the wicked, 7 praise him; 8, 9 his work in providence, 10, 11 taking pleasure (not in brute force but) in those that fear him; 12-14 Jerusalem and Zion, praise him for what he hath done for thee; 15-18 his acts abroad, 19, 20 those distinctive to Jacob and Israel,—to whom alone he has shown his word, statutes and judgments.