NASB — Psalms 147 — KJV

Praise for Jerusalem’s Restoration and Prosperity.

  1 IPraise IIthe LORD!
  For ait is good to sing praises to our God;
  For IIIit is pleasant [and] praise is bbecoming.
  2 The LORD abuilds up Jerusalem;
  He bgathers the outcasts of Israel.
  3 He heals the abrokenhearted
  And bbinds up their Iwounds.
  4 He acounts the number of the stars;
  He Ibgives names to all of them.
  5 aGreat is our Lord and abundant in strength;
  His bunderstanding is Iinfinite.
  6 The LORD Iasupports the afflicted;
  He brings down the wicked to the ground.

[1] IOr Hallelujah! IIHeb YAH IIIOr He is gracious aPs 92:1; 135:3 bPs 33:1
[2] aPs 51:18; 102:16 bDt 30:3; Ps 106:47; Is 11:12; 56:8; Ezk 39:28
[3] ILit sorrows aPs 34:18; 51:17; Is 61:1 bJb 5:18; Is 30:26; Ezk 34:16
[4] IOr calls them all by their names aGn 15:5 bIs 40:26
[5] ILit innumerable aPs 48:1; 145:3 bIs 40:28
[6] IOr relieves aPs 37:24; 146:8, 9

  7aSing to the LORD with thanksgiving;
  Sing praises to our God on the lyre,
  8 Who acovers the heavens with clouds,
  Who bprovides rain for the earth,
  Who cmakes grass to Igrow on the mountains.
  9 He agives to the beast its food,
  [And] to the byoung ravens which cry.
  10 He does not delight in the strength of the ahorse;
  He bdoes not take pleasure in the legs of a man.
  11 The LORD afavors those who fear Him,
  bThose who wait for His lovingkindness.

[7] aPs 33:2; 95:1, 2
[8] ILit spring forth aJb 26:8 bJb 5:10; 38:26; Ps 104:13 cJb 38:27; Ps 104:14
[9] aPs 104:27, 28; 145:15 bJb 38:41; Mt 6:26
[10] aPs 33:17 b1S 16:7
[11] aPs 149:4 bPs 33:18

  12 ¶ Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem!
  Praise your God, O Zion!
  13 For He has strengthened the abars of your gates;
  He has bblessed your sons within you.
  14 He amakes Ipeace in your borders;
  He bsatisfies you with cthe IIfinest of the wheat.
  15 He sends forth His acommand to the earth;
  His bword runs very swiftly.
  16 He gives asnow like wool;
  He scatters the bfrost like ashes.
  17 He casts forth His aice as fragments;
  Who can stand before His bcold?
  18 He asends forth His word and melts them;
  He bcauses His wind to blow and the waters to flow.
  19 He adeclares His words to Jacob,
  His bstatutes and His ordinances to Israel.
  20 He ahas not dealt thus with any nation;
  And as for His ordinances, they have bnot known them.
  IPraise IIthe LORD!

[13] aNe 3:3; 7:3 bPs 37:26
[14] ILit your borders peace IILit fat aPs 29:11; Is 54:13; 60:17, 18 bPs 132:15 cDt 32:14; Ps 81:16
[15] aJb 37:12; Ps 148:5 bPs 104:4
[16] aJb 37:6; Ps 148:8 bJb 38:29
[17] aJb 37:10 bJb 37:9
[18] aPs 33:9; 107:20; 147:15 bPs 107:25
[19] aDt 33:3, 4 bMal 4:4
[20] IOr Hallelujah! IIHeb YAH aDt 4:7, 8, 32-34; Ro 3:1, 2 bPs 79:6; Jr 10:25


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The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his care of the Church,

1 ¶ Praise ye the LORD: for [it is] good to sing praises unto our God; for [it is] pleasant; [and] praise is comely. 2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. 3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

[1] Ps 33:1; 42:4; 63:3; 92:1; 122:1; 135:3; Rv 5:9; 19:1.
[2] 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.
[3] Jb 5:18; Ps 51:17; Is 1:5; 57:15; 61:1; Jr 33:6; Ho 6:1; Mal 4:2; Lk 4:18.

his power,

4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by [their] names. 5 Great [is] our Lord, and of great power: his understanding [is] infinite.

[4] Gn 15:5; Ps 8:3; 148:3; Is 40:26.
[5] 1Ch 16:25; Ps 40:5; 48:1; 96:4; 99:2; 135:5; 139:17; 145:3; Is 40:28; Jr 10:6; 32:17; Na 1:3; Ro 11:33; Rv 15:3.

and his mercy:

6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

[6] 1S 2:8; Ps 25:9; 37:11; 55:23; 73:18; 145:14; 146:8, 9; 149:4; Zp 2:3; Mt 5:5; Jm 4:10; 1P 3:4; 5:6; 2P 2:4.

to praise him for his providence:

7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: 8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. 9 He giveth to the beast his food, [and] to the young ravens which cry. 10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. 11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

[7] Ex 15:20; Ps 47:6; 68:32; 92:1; 95:1; 107:21; Rv 5:8.
[8] Gn 9:14; 1K 18:44; Jb 5:10; 26:8; 36:27; 38:24; Ps 65:9; 104:13; 135:1; Is 5:6; Jr 14:22; Jol 2:23; Am 5:7; Mt 5:45; Ac 14:17; Jm 5:17.
[9] Jb 38:41; Ps 104:27; 136:25; 145:15; Mt 6:26; Lk 12:24.
[10] 1S 16:7; 2S 1:23; 2:18; Jb 39:19; Ps 20:7; 33:16; Pv 21:31; Ec 9:11; Is 31:1; Ho 1:7.
[11] Ps 33:18, 22; 35:27; 149:4; Pv 11:20; 31:30; Is 62:4; Zp 3:17; Mal 3:16; 1P 1:13, 17; 3:4.

to praise him for his blessings upon the Kingdom,

12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. 13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee. 14 He maketh peace [in] thy borders, [and] filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

[12] Ps 135:19; 146:10; 149:2; Is 12:6; 52:7; Jol 2:23.
[13] Ne 3:1; 6:1; 7:1; 12:30; Ps 48:11; 51:18; 115:14; 125:2; 128:3; 144:12; Is 44:3; Jr 30:19; Lm 2:8; 4:12; Dn 9:25; Zc 8:3; Lk 19:42.
[14] Lv 26:6; Dt 8:7; 32:14; 1Ch 22:9; Ps 29:11; 81:16; 122:6; 132:11; Is 9:6; 60:17; 66:12; Ezk 27:17; Zc 9:8.

for his power over the meteors,

15 He sendeth forth his commandment [upon] earth: his word runneth very swiftly. 16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. 17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold? 18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, [and] the waters flow.

[15] Jb 34:29; 37:12; Ps 33:9; 68:11; 107:20, 25; Jna 1:4; Mt 8:8, 13; 2Th 3:1.
[16] Jb 37:6, 9; 38:29; Ps 148:8; Is 55:10.
[17] Ex 9:23; Jsh 10:11; Jb 38:22, 29; Ps 78:47.
[18] Jb 6:16; 37:10, 17; Ps 147:15.

and for his ordinances in the Church.

19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. 20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and [as for his] judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.

[19] Ex 20:1; 21:1; Dt 4:1, 8, 12, 45; 5:22, 31; 6:1; 33:2; Ps 76:1; 78:5; 103:7; Mal 4:4; Ro 3:2; 9:4; 2Ti 3:15.
[20] Dt 4:32; Pv 29:18; Is 5:1; Mt 21:33; Ac 14:16; 26:18, 27; Ro 3:1; Ep 2:12; 5:8; 1P 2:9.


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