Praise for Jerusalem’s Restoration and Prosperity.
[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.
He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.
The Lord favors those who fear Him,
Those who wait for His lovingkindness.
- Psalm 147:1 Or Hallelujah!
- Psalm 147:1 Heb Yah
- Psalm 147:1 Or He is gracious
- Psalm 147:3 Lit sorrows
- Psalm 147:4 Or calls them all by their names
- Psalm 147:5 Lit innumerable
- Psalm 147:6 Or relieves
- Psalm 147:8 Lit spring forth