The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his care of the Church,
Psalms 147:1 Praise ye the Lord: for [it] is good to sing praises vnto our God: for it [is] pleasant, [and] praise is comely. Psalms 147:2 The LORD doeth build vp Ierusalem: he gathereth together the out-casts of Israel. Psalms 147:3 Hee healeth the broken in heart: and bindeth vp their wounds.
Psalms 147:4 He telleth the number of the stars: he calleth them all by [their] names. Psalms 147:5 Great [is] our Lord, and of great power: his vnderstanding is infinite.
and his mercy:
Psalms 147:6 The LORD lifteth vp the meeke: hee casteth the wicked downe to the ground.
to praise him for his providence:
Psalms 147:7 Sing vnto the LORD with thankesgiuing: sing prayse vpon the harpe vnto our God: Psalms 147:8 Who couereth the heauen with cloudes, who prepareth raine for the earth: who maketh grasse to growe vpon the mountaines. Psalms 147:9 He giueth to the beast his foode: [and] to the yong rauens which crie. Psalms 147:10 Hee delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. Psalms 147:11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that feare him: in those that hope in his mercie.
to praise him for his blessings upon the Kingdom,
Psalms 147:12 Praise the LORD, O Ierusalem: praise thy God, O Zion. Psalms 147:13 For hee hath strengthened the barres of thy gates: hee hath blessed thy children within thee. Psalms 147:14 He maketh peace [in] thy borders: [and] filleth thee with the finest of the wheate.
for his power over the meteors,
Psalms 147:15 He sendeth forth his commandement [vpon] earth: his word runneth very swiftly. Psalms 147:16 He giueth snow like wooll: he scattereth the hoare frost like ashes. Psalms 147:17 He casteth forth his yce like morsels: who can stand before his cold? Psalms 147:18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, [and] the waters flow.
and for his ordinances in the Church.
Psalms 147:19 He sheweth his word vnto Iacob: his statutes and his iudgements vnto Israel. Psalms 147:20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for [his] iudgements, they haue not knowen them. Praise yee the Lord.