Amplified Bible

Psalm 147

Praise for Jerusalem’s Restoration and Prosperity.

1Praise the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our [gracious and majestic] God;
Praise is becoming and appropriate.

The Lord is building up Jerusalem;
He is gathering [together] the exiles of Israel.

He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow].

He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by their names.

Great is our [majestic and mighty] Lord and abundant in strength;
His understanding is inexhaustible [infinite, boundless].

The Lord lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground.


Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
Sing praises to our God with the lyre,

Who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who provides rain for the earth,
Who makes grass grow on the mountains.

He gives to the beast its food,
And to the young ravens that for which they cry.
10 
He does not delight in the strength (military power) of the horse,
Nor does He take pleasure in the legs (strength) of a man.
11 
The Lord favors those who fear and worship Him [with awe-inspired reverence and obedience],
Those who wait for His mercy and 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 children within you.
14 
He makes peace in your borders;
He satisfies you with the finest of the wheat.
15 
He sends His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
16 
He gives [to the earth] snow like [a blanket of] wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes.
17 
He casts out His ice like fragments;
Who can stand before His cold?
18 
He sends out His word and melts the ice;
He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.
19 
He declares His word to Jacob,
His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.
20 
He has not dealt this way with any [other] nation;
They have not known [understood, appreciated, heeded, or cherished] His ordinances.
Praise the Lord! (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!