Praise to God for His Word and Providence
1Praise147:1 Heb. Hallelujah the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.
2The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
3He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their 147:3 Lit. sorrowswounds.
4He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by name.
5Great is our Lord, and mighty in power;
His understanding is infinite.
6The Lord lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground.
7Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
Sing praises on the harp to our God,
8Who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who prepares rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
9He gives to the beast its food,
And to the young ravens that cry.
10He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
11The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him,
In those who hope in His mercy.
12Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13For He has strengthened the bars of your gates;
He has blessed your children within you.
14He makes peace in your borders,
And fills you with 147:14 Lit. fat of wheatthe finest wheat.
15He sends out His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
16He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes;
17He casts out His hail like 147:17 fragments of foodmorsels;
Who can stand before His cold?
18He sends out His word and melts them;
He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.
19He declares His word to Jacob,
His statutes and His judgments to Israel.
20He has not dealt thus with any nation;
And as for His judgments, they have not known them.
147:20 Heb. HallelujahPraise the Lord!