English Revised Version

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 giveth them all their names. Psalms 147:5 Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; his understanding is infinite.

and his mercy:

Psalms 147:6 The LORD upholdeth the meek: he bringeth the wicked down to the ground.

to praise him for his providence:

Psalms 147:7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praises 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 no 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; he filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

for his power over the meteors,

Psalms 147:15 He sendeth out his commandment upon earth; his word runneth very swiftly. Psalms 147:16 He giveth snow like wool; he scattereth the hoar frost 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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