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.

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!