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Psalm 147

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The prophet exhorts to praise God for his care of the church;

147:1 Praise Yah,
for it is good to sing praises to our God;
for it is pleasant and fitting to praise him.

147:2 Yahweh builds up Jerusalem.
He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.

147:3 He heals the broken in heart,
and binds up their wounds.

The prophet exhorts to praise God for his care of the church;

147:4 He counts the number of the stars.
He calls them all by their names.

147:5 Great is our Lord, and mighty in power.
His understanding is infinite.

The prophet exhorts to praise God for his care of the church;

147:6 Yahweh upholds the humble.
He brings the wicked down to the ground.

The prophet exhorts to praise God for his care of the church;

147:7 Sing to Yahweh with thanksgiving.
Sing praises on the harp to our God,

147:8 who covers the sky with clouds,
who prepares rain for the earth,
who makes grass grow on the mountains.

147:9 He provides food for the livestock,
and for the young ravens when they call.

147:10 He doesnít delight in the strength of the horse.
He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.

147:11 Yahweh takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who hope in his loving kindness.

The prophet exhorts to praise God for his care of the church;

147:12 Praise Yahweh, Jerusalem!
Praise your God, Zion!

147:13 For he has strengthened the bars of your gates.
He has blessed your children within you.

147:14 He makes peace in your borders.
He fills you with the finest of the wheat.

for his power over the elements;

147:15 He sends out his commandment to the earth.
His word runs very swiftly.

147:16 He gives snow like wool,
and scatters frost like ashes.

147:17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles.
Who can stand before his cold?

147:18 He sends out his word, and melts them.
He causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

and for his ordinances in the church.

147:19 He shows his word to Jacob;
his statutes and his ordinances to Israel.

147:20 He has not done this for just any nation.
They donít know his ordinances.
Praise Yah!

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