1769 King James Bible

Psalms 147

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 unto our God; for [it is] pleasant; [and] praise is comely. Psalms 147:2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. Psalms 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

his power,

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 understanding [is] infinite.

and his mercy:

Psalms 147:6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

to praise him for his providence:

Psalms 147:7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: Psalms 147:8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. Psalms 147:9 He giveth to the beast his food, [and] to the young ravens which cry. Psalms 147:10 He 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 fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

to praise him for his blessings upon the Kingdom,

Psalms 147:12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. Psalms 147:13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee. Psalms 147:14 He maketh peace [in] thy borders, [and] filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

for his power over the meteors,

Psalms 147:15 He sendeth forth his commandment [upon] earth: his word runneth very swiftly. Psalms 147:16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. Psalms 147:17 He casteth forth his ice 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 unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. Psalms 147:20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and [as for his] judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.

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