147:1Give praise to the Lord; for it is good to make melody to our God; praise is pleasing and beautiful.
147:2The Lord is building up Jerusalem; he makes all the outlaws of Israel come together.
147:3He makes the broken-hearted well, and puts oil on their wounds.
147:4He sees the number of the stars; he gives them all their names.
147:5Great is our Lord, and great his power; there is no limit to his wisdom.
147:6The Lord gives help to the poor in spirit; but he sends sinners down in shame.
147:7Make songs of praise to the Lord; make melody to our God with instruments of music.
147:8By his hand the heaven is covered with clouds and rain is stored up for the earth; he makes the grass tall on the mountains.
147:9He gives food to every beast, and to the young ravens in answer to their cry.
147:10He has no delight in the strength of a horse; he takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
147:11The Lord takes pleasure in his worshippers, and in those whose hope is in his mercy.
147:12Give praise to the Lord, O Jerusalem; give praise to your God, O Zion.
147:13He has made strong the iron bands of your doors; he has sent blessings on your children inside your walls.
147:14He gives peace in all your land, making your stores full of fat grain.
147:15He sends out his orders to the earth; his word goes out quickly.
147:16He gives snow like wool; he sends out ice-drops like dust.
147:17He sends down ice like raindrops: water is made hard by his cold.
147:18At the outgoing of his word, the ice is turned to water; when he sends out his wind, there is a flowing of waters.
147:19He makes his word clear to Jacob, teaching Israel his laws and his decisions.
147:20He has not done these things for any other nation: and as for his laws, they have no knowledge of them. Let the Lord be praised.