Praise for Jerusalem’s Restoration and Prosperity.
147 [a]Praise [b]the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For [c]it is pleasant and praise is becoming. 2 The Lordbuilds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel. 3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their [d]wounds. 4 He counts the number of the stars; He [e]gives names to all of them. 5 Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is [f]infinite. 6 The Lord[g]supports the afflicted; He brings down the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God on the lyre, 8 Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to [h]grow on the mountains. 9 He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens which cry. 10 He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man. 11 The Lordfavors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness.
12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
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