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He Heals the Brokenhearted

147 [a]Praise Yah!
For (A)it is good to sing praises to our God;
For [b]it is pleasant and praise is (B)becoming.
Yahweh (C)builds up Jerusalem;
He (D)gathers the [c]outcasts of Israel.
He is the One who heals the (E)brokenhearted
And who (F)binds up their [d]wounds,
Who (G)counts the number of the stars;
He [e](H)gives names to all of them.
(I)Great is our Lord and abundant in power;
His (J)discernment is [f]infinite.
Yahweh [g](K)helps up the afflicted;
He brings down the wicked to the ground.

(L)Sing to Yahweh with thanksgiving;
Sing praises to our God on the lyre.
He is the One who (M)covers the heavens with clouds,
The One who (N)provides rain for the earth,
The One who (O)makes grass to sprout on the mountains,
Who (P)gives to the animal its food,
And to the (Q)young ravens which call out.
10 He does not delight in the might of the (R)horse;
He (S)does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 Yahweh (T)is pleased with those who fear Him,
(U)Those who wait for His lovingkindness.

12 Laud Yahweh, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13 For He strengthened the (V)bars of your gates;
He (W)blessed your sons within you.
14 He is the One who (X)sets [h]peace in your borders,
He (Y)satisfies you with (Z)the [i]finest of the wheat,
15 The One who sends forth His (AA)command to the earth;
His (AB)word runs very swiftly,
16 The One who gives (AC)snow like wool;
He scatters the (AD)frost like ashes,
17 Who casts forth His (AE)ice as fragments;
Who can stand before His (AF)cold?
18 He (AG)sends forth His word and melts them;
He (AH)causes His wind to blow and so the waters flow,
19 Who (AI)declares His words to Jacob,
His (AJ)statutes and His judgments to Israel.
20 He (AK)has not done so with any nation;
So as for His judgments, they have (AL)not known them.
[j]Praise Yah!


  1. Psalm 147:1 Or Hallelujah!
  2. Psalm 147:1 Or He is gracious
  3. Psalm 147:2 Or banished ones, cf. Deut 30:1; Is 11:12; 56:8; Jer 23:3
  4. Psalm 147:3 Lit sorrows
  5. Psalm 147:4 Or calls them all by their names
  6. Psalm 147:5 Lit innumerable
  7. Psalm 147:6 Or relieves
  8. Psalm 147:14 Lit your borders peace
  9. Psalm 147:14 Lit fat
  10. Psalm 147:20 Or Hallelujah!