The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his care of the Church,
Psalms 147:1 Prayse ye the Lorde, for it is good to sing vnto our God: for it is a pleasant thing, and praise is comely. Psalms 147:2 The Lord doth builde vp Ierusalem, and gather together the dispersed of Israel. Psalms 147:3 He healeth those that are broken in heart, and bindeth vp their sores.
Psalms 147:4 He counteth the nomber of the starres, and calleth them all by their names. Psalms 147:5 Great is our Lord, and great is his power: his wisdome is infinite.
and his mercy:
Psalms 147:6 The Lord relieueth the meeke, and abaseth the wicked to the ground.
to praise him for his providence:
Psalms 147:7 Sing vnto the Lord with prayse: sing vpon the harpe vnto our God, Psalms 147:8 Which couereth the heauen with cloudes, and prepareth raine for the earth, and maketh the grasse to growe vpon the mountaines: Psalms 147:9 Which giueth to beasts their foode, and to the yong rauens that crie. Psalms 147:10 He hath not pleasure in the strength of an horse, neither delighteth he in the legs of man. Psalms 147:11 But the Lorde deliteth in them that feare him, and attende vpon his mercie.
to praise him for his blessings upon the Kingdom,
Psalms 147:12 Prayse the Lorde, O Ierusalem: prayse thy God, O Zion. Psalms 147:13 For he hath made the barres of thy gates strong, and hath blessed thy children within thee. Psalms 147:14 He setteth peace in thy borders, and satisfieth thee with the floure of wheate.
for his power over the meteors,
Psalms 147:15 He sendeth foorth his commaundement vpon earth, and his worde runneth very swiftly. Psalms 147:16 He giueth snowe like wooll, and scattereth the hoare frost like ashes. Psalms 147:17 He casteth foorth his yce like morsels: who can abide the colde thereof? Psalms 147:18 He sendeth his worde and melteth them: he causeth his winde to blowe, and the waters flowe.
and for his ordinances in the Church.
Psalms 147:19 He sheweth his word vnto Iaakob, his statutes and his iudgements vnto Israel. Psalms 147:20 He hath not dealt so with euery nation, neither haue they knowen his iudgements. Prayse ye the Lord.