God Restores Jerusalem
2 The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem; He gathers Israel's exiled people. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 4 He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. 5 Our Lord is great, vast in power; His understanding is infinite. 6 The Lord helps the afflicted but brings the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; play the lyre to our God, 8 who covers the sky with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, and causes grass to grow on the hills. 9 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 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; 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, and the waters flow.