Psalm 147
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Praise for God’s Provision


It is good to sing praise to our God,

and it is fitting to sing glorious praise.

2The LORD rebuilds Jerusalem;

he gathers together the outcasts of Israel.

3He heals the brokenhearted,

binding up their injuries.

4He keeps track of the number of stars,

assigning names to all of them.

5Our Lord is great,

and rich in power;

his understanding has no limitation.

6The LORD supports the afflicted

while he casts the wicked to the ground.

7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving,

and compose music to our God with the lyre.

8He shields the heavens with clouds,

preparing rain for the earth

and making grass grow on the hills.

9He gives wild animals their food,

including the young ravens when they cry.

10He takes no delight in the strength of a horse,

and gains no pleasure in the runner’s swiftness.a

11But the LORD is pleased with those who fear him,

with those who depend on his gracious love.

12Glorify the LORD, Jerusalem!

Praise your God, Zion!

13For he has strengthened the bars of your gates,

blessing your children within you.

14He grants peace within your borders,

satisfyingb you with the finest of wheat.

15He sends out his command to the earth,

makingc his word go forth quickly.

16He supplies snow like wool,

scattering frost like ashes.

17He casts down his ice crystals like breadd fragments.

Who can endure his freezing cold?

18He sends out his word

and melts them.

He makes his wind blow

and the water flows.

19He declares his words to Jacob,

his statutes and decrees to Israel.

20He has not dealt with any other nation like this;

they never knewe his decrees.


a 147:10 Lit. the legs of a man
b 147:14 So MT; LXX DSS 4QPs read borders, and satisfies
c 147:15 The Heb. lacks making
d 147:17 The Heb. lacks bread
e 147:20 So MT; LXX reads he did not explain to them; Syr Targ DSS 11QPs read he has not revealed to them

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