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Psalms 147:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem; He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The LORD buildeth up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth the outcasts of Israel.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Yahweh, is building Jerusalem, The outcasts of Israel, will he gather together.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Building Jerusalem [is] Jehovah, The driven away of Israel He gathereth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The Lord buildeth up Jerusalem: he will gather together the dispersed of Israel.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The LORD doeth build vp Ierusalem: he gathereth together the out-casts of Israel.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The Lord builds up Jerusalem; and he will gather together the dispersed of Israel.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yahweh doth build up Yerushalaim: he gathereth together the outcasts of Yisrael.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
doth build up 1129
{1129} Prime
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
Yrlaim יְרוּשָׁלִַם: 3389
{3389} Prime
A dual (in allusion to its two main hills (the true pointing, at least of the former reading, seems to be that of H3390)); probably from (the passive participle of) H3384 and H7999; founded peaceful; Jerushalaim or Jerushalem, the capital city of Palestine.
he gathereth together 3664
{3664} Prime
A primitive root; to collect; hence, to enfold.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
the outcasts 1760
{1760} Prime
A primitive root; to push down.
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
of Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל. 3478
{3478} Prime
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 147:2

_ _ (Compare Psalms 107:3; Isaiah 11:12).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 147:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 147:2

The LORD doth build up (b) Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

(b) Because the Lord is the founder of the Church, it cannot be destroyed, though the members of it are dispersed and seem as it were for a time to be cut off.

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Psalms 51:18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
Psalms 102:13-16 Thou shalt arise, [and] have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come. ... When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.
Nehemiah 3:1-16 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel. ... After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of the half part of Bethzur, unto [the place] over against the sepulchres of David, and to the pool that was made, and unto the house of the mighty.
Nehemiah 7:4 Now the city [was] large and great: but the people [were] few therein, and the houses [were] not builded.
Isaiah 14:32 What shall [one] then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.
Isaiah 62:7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
Jeremiah 31:4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
Daniel 9:25 Know therefore and understand, [that] from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince [shall be] seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.


Psalms 102:20-22 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death; ... When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
Deuteronomy 30:3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.
Ezra 2:64-65 The whole congregation together [was] forty and two thousand three hundred [and] threescore, ... Beside their servants and their maids, of whom [there were] seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and [there were] among them two hundred singing men and singing women.
Ezra 8:1-14 These [are] now the chief of their fathers, and [this is] the genealogy of them that went up with me from Babylon, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king. ... Of the sons also of Bigvai; Uthai, and Zabbud, and with them seventy males.
Isaiah 11:11-12 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. ... And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
Isaiah 27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
Isaiah 56:8 The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather [others] to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.
Jeremiah 32:37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:
Ezekiel 36:24-38 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. ... As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.
Ezekiel 37:21-28 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: ... And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
Ezekiel 38:8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land [that is] brought back from the sword, [and is] gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
Ezekiel 39:27-28 When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations; ... Then shall they know that I [am] the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.
Ephesians 2:12-19 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: ... Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
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Dt 30:3. Ezr 2:64; 8:1. Ne 3:1; 7:4. Ps 51:18; 102:13, 20. Is 11:11; 14:32; 27:13; 56:8; 62:7. Jr 31:4; 32:37. Ezk 36:24; 37:21; 38:8; 39:27. Dn 9:25. Mt 16:18. Ep 2:12.

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