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Psalm 147:8 King James Version (KJV)

Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

Psalm 147:8 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

who covers the sky with clouds,
prepares rain for the earth,
and causes grass to grow on the hills.

Psalm 147:8 American Standard Version (ASV)

Who covereth the heavens with clouds,
Who prepareth rain for the earth,
Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

Psalm 147:8 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

Who is covering the heavens with clouds, Who is preparing for the earth rain, Who is causing grass to spring up [on] mountains,

Psalm 147:8 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

He covers the heavens with clouds,
    he prepares rain for the earth,
    he makes grass grow upon the hills.

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Psalm 147 King James Version (KJV)

147 Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

The Lord lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:

Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.

13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.

14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.

20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the Lord.

Psalm 147 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 147

God Restores Jerusalem

Hallelujah!
How good it is to sing to our God,
for praise is pleasant and lovely.

The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem;
He gathers Israel’s exiled people.
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
He counts the number of the stars;
He gives names to all of them.
Our Lord is great, vast in power;
His understanding is infinite.[a]
The Lord helps the afflicted
but brings the wicked to the ground.

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
play the lyre to our God,
who covers the sky with clouds,
prepares rain for the earth,
and causes grass to grow on the hills.
He provides the animals with their food,
and the young ravens, what they cry for.

10 He is not impressed by the strength of a horse;
He does not value the power[b] of a man.
11 The Lord values those who fear Him,
those who put their hope in His faithful love.

12 Exalt the Lord, Jerusalem;
praise your God, Zion!
13 For He strengthens the bars of your gates
and blesses your children within you.
14 He endows your territory with prosperity;[c]
He satisfies you with the finest wheat.

15 He sends His command throughout the earth;
His word runs swiftly.
16 He spreads snow like wool;
He scatters frost like ashes;
17 He throws His hailstones like crumbs.
Who can withstand His cold?
18 He sends His word and melts them;
He unleashes His winds,[d] and the waters flow.

19 He declares His word to Jacob,
His statutes and judgments to Israel.
20 He has not done this for any nation;
they do not know[e] His judgments.
Hallelujah!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 147:5 Lit understanding has no number
  2. Psalm 147:10 Lit legs
  3. Psalm 147:14 Or peace
  4. Psalm 147:18 Or breath
  5. Psalm 147:20 DSS, LXX, Syr, Tg read He has not made known to them

Psalm 147 American Standard Version (ASV)

Praise for Jerusalem’s restoration and prosperity.

[a]147 Praise ye Jehovah;
[b]For it is good to sing praises unto our God;
For it is pleasant, and praise is comely.
Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem;
He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
He healeth the broken in heart,
And bindeth up their [c]wounds.
He counteth the number of the stars;
He calleth them all by their names.
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power;
His understanding is infinite.
Jehovah upholdeth the meek:
He bringeth the wicked down to the ground.
Sing unto Jehovah with thanksgiving;
Sing praises upon the harp unto our God,
Who covereth the heavens with clouds,
Who prepareth rain for the earth,
Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
He giveth to the beast his food,
And to the young ravens which cry.
10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse:
He taketh no pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 Jehovah taketh pleasure in them that fear him,
In those that hope in his lovingkindness.
12 Praise Jehovah, O Jerusalem;
Praise thy God, O Zion.
13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates;
He hath blessed thy children within thee.
14 He maketh [d]peace in thy borders;
He filleth thee with the [e]finest of the wheat.
15 He sendeth out his commandment upon earth;
His word runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth snow like wool;
He scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels:
Who can stand before his cold?
18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them:
He causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
19 He showeth his word unto Jacob,
His statutes and his ordinances unto Israel.
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation;
And as for his ordinances, they have not known them.
[f]Praise ye Jehovah.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 147:1 Hebrew Hallelujah.
  2. Psalm 147:1 Or, For he is good: sing praises unto our God; For he is gracious
  3. Psalm 147:3 Hebrew sorrows.
  4. Psalm 147:14 Hebrew thy border peace.
  5. Psalm 147:14 Hebrew fat of wheat.
  6. Psalm 147:20 Hebrew Hallelujah.

Psalm 147 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

147 Praise ye Jah! For [it is] good to praise our God, For pleasant -- comely [is] praise.

Building Jerusalem [is] Jehovah, The driven away of Israel He gathereth.

Who is giving healing to the broken of heart, And is binding up their griefs.

Appointing the number of the stars, To all them He giveth names.

Great [is] our Lord, and abundant in power, Of His understanding there is no narration.

Jehovah is causing the meek to stand, Making low the wicked unto the earth.

Answer ye to Jehovah with thanksgiving, Sing ye to our God with a harp.

Who is covering the heavens with clouds, Who is preparing for the earth rain, Who is causing grass to spring up [on] mountains,

Giving to the beast its food, To the young of the ravens that call.

10 Not in the might of the horse doth He delight, Not in the legs of a man is He pleased.

11 Jehovah is pleased with those fearing Him, With those waiting for His kindness.

12 Glorify, O Jerusalem, Jehovah, Praise thy God, O Zion.

13 For He did strengthen the bars of thy gates, He hath blessed thy sons in thy midst.

14 Who is making thy border peace, [With] the fat of wheat He satisfieth Thee.

15 Who is sending forth His saying [on] earth, Very speedily doth His word run.

16 Who is giving snow like wool, Hoar-frost as ashes He scattereth.

17 Casting forth His ice like morsels, Before His cold who doth stand?

18 He sendeth forth His word and melteth them, He causeth His wind to blow -- the waters flow.

19 Declaring His words to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel.

20 He hath not done so to any nation, As to judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye Jah!

Psalm 147 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Praise for God’s Care for Jerusalem

147 Praise the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
    for he is gracious, and a song of praise is seemly.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
    he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted,
    and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars,
    he gives to all of them their names.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
    his understanding is beyond measure.
The Lord lifts up the downtrodden,
    he casts the wicked to the ground.

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
    make melody to our God upon the lyre!
He covers the heavens with clouds,
    he prepares rain for the earth,
    he makes grass grow upon the hills.
He gives to the beasts their food,
    and to the young ravens which cry.
10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
    nor his pleasure in the legs of a man;
11 but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,
    in those who hope in his steadfast love.

12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
    Praise your God, O Zion!
13 For he strengthens the bars of your gates;
    he blesses your sons within you.
14 He makes peace in your borders;
    he fills you with the finest of the wheat.
15 He sends forth his command to the earth;
    his word runs swiftly.
16 He gives snow like wool;
    he scatters hoarfrost like ashes.
17 He casts forth his ice like morsels;
    who can stand before his cold?
18 He sends forth his word, and melts them;
    he makes his wind blow, and the waters flow.
19 He declares his word to Jacob,
    his statutes and ordinances to Israel.
20 He has not dealt thus with any other nation;
    they do not know his ordinances.
Praise the Lord!

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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