Psalms 147

He Heals the Brokenhearted

1 a  Praise the  Lord!
For b  it is good to sing praises to our God;
for c  it is pleasant,
Or  for he is beautiful
and e  a song of praise is fitting.
2The  Lord f  builds up Jerusalem;
he g  gathers the outcasts of Israel.
3He heals h  the brokenhearted
and i  binds up their wounds.
4He j  determines the number of the stars;
he k  gives to all of them their names.
5 l  Great is our Lord, and m  abundant in power;
n  his understanding is beyond measure.
6The  Lord o  lifts up the humble;
Or afflicted

he casts the wicked to the ground.
7 q  Sing to the  Lord with thanksgiving;
make melody to our God on r  the lyre!
8He covers the heavens with clouds;
he prepares s  rain for the earth;
he makes t  grass grow on the hills.
9He u  gives to the beasts their food,
and to v  the young ravens that cry.
10His delight is not in w  the strength of the horse,
nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
11but the  Lord x  takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who y  hope in his steadfast love.
12 Praise the  Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13For he strengthens z  the bars of your gates;
he blesses your children within you.
14He aa  makes peace in your borders;
he ab  fills you with the ac  finest of the wheat.
15He ad  sends out his command to the earth;
his word runs swiftly.
16He gives ae  snow like wool;
he scatters af  frost like ashes.
17He hurls down his crystals of ag  ice like crumbs;
who can stand before his ah  cold?
18He ai  sends out his word, and melts them;
he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.
19He declares his word to Jacob,
his aj  statutes and rules
Or  and just decrees
to Israel.
20He al  has not dealt thus with any other nation;
they do not know his rules.
Or  his just decrees

an  Praise the  Lord!
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