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Psalm 147

Psalm 147

Praise the Lord.[a]

How good it is to sing praises to our God,
    how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
    he gathers the exiles of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted
    and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars
    and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
    his understanding has no limit.
The Lord sustains the humble
    but casts the wicked to the ground.

Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;
    make music to our God on the harp.

He covers the sky with clouds;
    he supplies the earth with rain
    and makes grass grow on the hills.
He provides food for the cattle
    and for the young ravens when they call.

10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,
    nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
11 the Lord delights in those who fear him,
    who put their hope in his unfailing love.

12 Extol the Lord, Jerusalem;
    praise your God, Zion.

13 He strengthens the bars of your gates
    and blesses your people within you.
14 He grants peace to your borders
    and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.

15 He sends his command to the earth;
    his word runs swiftly.
16 He spreads the snow like wool
    and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles.
    Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 He sends his word and melts them;
    he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.

19 He has revealed his word to Jacob,
    his laws and decrees to Israel.
20 He has done this for no other nation;
    they do not know his laws.[b]

Praise the Lord.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 147:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 20
  2. Psalm 147:20 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint nation; / he has not made his laws known to them

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!