The Message

Psalm 147

1Hallelujah!
It’s a good thing to sing praise to our God;
    praise is beautiful, praise is fitting.

2-6 God’s the one who rebuilds Jerusalem,
    who regathers Israel’s scattered exiles.
He heals the heartbroken
    and bandages their wounds.
He counts the stars
    and assigns each a name.
Our Lord is great, with limitless strength;
    we’ll never comprehend what he knows and does.
God puts the fallen on their feet again
    and pushes the wicked into the ditch.

7-11 Sing to God a thanksgiving hymn,
    play music on your instruments to God,
Who fills the sky with clouds,
    preparing rain for the earth,
Then turning the mountains green with grass,
    feeding both cattle and crows.
He’s not impressed with horsepower;
    the size of our muscles means little to him.
Those who fear God get God’s attention;
    they can depend on his strength.

12-18 Jerusalem, worship God!
    Zion, praise your God!
He made your city secure,
    he blessed your children among you.
He keeps the peace at your borders,
    he puts the best bread on your tables.
He launches his promises earthward—
    how swift and sure they come!
He spreads snow like a white fleece,
    he scatters frost like ashes,
He broadcasts hail like birdseed—
    who can survive his winter?
Then he gives the command and it all melts;
    he breathes on winter—suddenly it’s spring!

19-20 He speaks the same way to Jacob,
    speaks words that work to Israel.
He never did this to the other nations;
    they never heard such commands.
Hallelujah!

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 147

赞美上帝复兴耶路撒冷

1你们要赞美耶和华!
歌颂我们的上帝,真是美好!
赞美祂,真是快乐合宜!
耶和华重建耶路撒冷,
召集被掳去的以色列人。
祂医治心灵破碎的人,
包扎他们的创伤。
祂决定众星的数目,
给它们一一命名。
我们的主伟大无比,充满力量,
祂的智慧没有穷尽。
耶和华扶持谦卑人,
毁灭邪恶人。
你们要以感恩的心歌颂耶和华,
弹琴赞美我们的上帝。
祂以云霞遮蔽天空,
降雨水滋润大地,
使山上长出绿草。
祂赐食物给走兽,
喂养嗷嗷待哺的小乌鸦。
10 耶和华所喜悦的不是强健的马匹,
也不是矫捷的战士,
11 而是敬畏祂、仰望祂慈爱的人。

12 耶路撒冷啊,要颂赞耶和华;
锡安啊,要赞美你的上帝。
13 因为祂使你的城门坚固,
赐福给你的儿女。
14 祂使你四境平安,
饱享上好的麦子。
15 祂向大地发出命令,
祂的话迅速传开。
16 祂降下羊毛般的白雪,
撒下炉灰般的寒霜。
17 祂抛下碎石般的冰雹,
谁能经得住祂降下的严寒呢?
18 祂一声令下,冰雪便溶化,
微风便吹拂,河川便奔流。
19 祂将自己的话传于雅各,
将自己的律例和法令指示以色列。
20 祂未曾这样对待其他国家,
他们不知道祂的律法。
你们要赞美耶和华!