New American Standard Bible

Psalm 147

Praise for Jerusalem’s Restoration and Prosperity.

1[a]Praise [b]the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
For [c]it is pleasant and praise is becoming.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
He gathers the outcasts of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their [d]wounds.
He counts the number of the stars;
He [e]gives names to all of them.
Great is our Lord and abundant in strength;
His understanding is [f]infinite.
The Lord [g]supports the afflicted;
He brings down the wicked to the ground.

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
Sing praises to our God on the lyre,
Who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who provides rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to [h]grow on the mountains.
He gives to the beast its food,
And to the young ravens which cry.
10 He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 The Lord favors those who fear Him,
Those who wait for His lovingkindness.

12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13 For He has strengthened the bars of your gates;
He has blessed your sons within you.
14 He makes [i]peace in your borders;
He satisfies you with the [j]finest of the wheat.
15 He sends forth His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
16 He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He casts forth His ice as fragments;
Who can stand before His cold?
18 He sends forth His word and melts them;
He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.
19 He declares His words to Jacob,
His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.
20 He has not dealt thus with any nation;
And as for His ordinances, they have not known them.
[k]Praise [l]the Lord!

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 147:1 Or Hallelujah!
  2. Psalm 147:1 Heb Yah
  3. Psalm 147:1 Or He is gracious
  4. Psalm 147:3 Lit sorrows
  5. Psalm 147:4 Or calls them all by their names
  6. Psalm 147:5 Lit innumerable
  7. Psalm 147:6 Or relieves
  8. Psalm 147:8 Lit spring forth
  9. Psalm 147:14 Lit your borders peace
  10. Psalm 147:14 Lit fat
  11. Psalm 147:20 Or Hallelujah!
  12. Psalm 147:20 Heb Yah

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 147

Psalm 147

Praise the Lord.

How good it is to sing praises to our God!
    How pleasant and right it is to praise him!

The Lord builds up Jerusalem.
    He gathers the scattered people of Israel.
He heals those who have broken hearts.
    He takes care of their wounds.

He decides how many stars there should be.
    He gives each one of them a name.
Great is our Lord. His power is mighty.
    There is no limit to his understanding.
The Lord gives strength to those who aren’t proud.
    But he throws evil people down to the ground.

Sing to the Lord and give him grateful praise.
    Make music to our God on the harp.
He covers the sky with clouds.
    He supplies the earth with rain.
    He makes grass grow on the hills.
He provides food for the cattle.
    He provides for the young ravens when they cry out.

10 He doesn’t take pleasure in the strength of horses.
    He doesn’t take delight in the strong legs of warriors.
11 The Lord takes delight in those who have respect for him.
    They put their hope in his faithful love.

12 Jerusalem, praise the Lord.
    Zion, praise your God.
13 He makes the metal bars of your gates stronger.
    He blesses the people who live inside you.
14 He keeps your borders safe and secure.
    He satisfies you with the finest wheat.

15 He sends his command to the earth.
    His word arrives there quickly.
16 He spreads the snow like wool.
    He scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He throws down his hail like pebbles.
    No one can stand his icy blast.
18 He gives his command, and the ice melts.
    He stirs up his winds, and the waters flow.

19 He has made his word known to the people of Jacob.
    He has made his laws and rules known to Israel.
20 He hasn’t done that for any other nation.
    They don’t know his laws.

Praise the Lord.