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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Online Bible

NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

Psalms 147:1-20

OUTLINE OF CONTENTS

  • Praising God’s loving and powerful works

    • He heals the brokenhearted (3)

    • He calls all the stars by name (4)

    • He sends snow like wool (16)

147  Praise Jah!* It is good to sing praises* to our God; How pleasant and fitting it is to praise him!+   Jehovah is building Jerusalem;+ He gathers together the dispersed ones of Israel.+   He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds.   He counts the number of the stars; He calls all of them by name.+   Our Lord is great and is mighty in power;+ His understanding is beyond measure.+   Jehovah raises up the meek,+ But he hurls the wicked to the ground.   Sing to Jehovah with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God, accompanied by the harp,   The One who covers the heavens with clouds, The One providing rain for the earth,+ The One making grass sprout+ on the mountains.   To the animals he gives food,+ To the young ravens that call out for it.+ 10  He does not delight in the power of the horse;+ Nor is he impressed by the strong legs of a man.+ 11  Jehovah finds pleasure in those who fear him,+ In those waiting for his loyal love.+ 12  Glorify Jehovah, O Jerusalem. Praise your God, O Zion. 13  He makes the bars of your city gates strong; He blesses your sons within you. 14  He brings peace to your territory;+ He satisfies you with the finest* wheat.+ 15  He sends his command to the earth; His word runs swiftly. 16  He sends the snow like wool;+ He scatters the frost just like ashes.+ 17  He hurls down his hailstones* like morsels of bread.+ Who can withstand his cold?+ 18  He sends out his word, and they melt. He makes his wind blow,+ and the waters flow. 19  He declares his word to Jacob, His regulations and judgments to Israel.+ 20  He has not done so with any other nation;+ They know nothing about his judgments. Praise Jah!*+

Footnotes

Or “Hallelujah!” “Jah” is a shortened form of the name Jehovah.
Or “make music.”
Lit., “the fat of.”
Or “ice.”
Or “Hallelujah!” “Jah” is a shortened form of the name Jehovah.