God Restores Jerusalem

1
Hallelujah!
How good it is to sing to our God,
for praise is pleasant and lovely.(A)
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The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem;(B)
He gathers Israel’s exiled people.(C)
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He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.(D)
4
He counts the number of the stars;
He gives names to all of them.(E)
5
Our Lord is great, vast in power;
His understanding is infinite.(a)(F)
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The Lord helps the afflicted
but brings the wicked to the ground.(G)
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Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
play the lyre to our God,(H)
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who covers the sky with clouds,
prepares rain for the earth,
and causes grass to grow on the hills.(I)
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He provides the animals with their food,
and the young ravens, what they cry for.(J)
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He is not impressed by the strength of a horse;
He does not value the power(b) of a man.(K)
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The Lord values those who fear Him,
those who put their hope in His faithful love.(L)
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Exalt the Lord, Jerusalem;
praise your God, Zion!(M)
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For He strengthens the bars of your gates
and blesses your children within you.(N)
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He endows your territory with prosperity;(c)(O)
He satisfies you with the finest wheat.(P)
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He sends His command throughout the earth;
His word runs swiftly.(Q)
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He spreads snow like wool;
He scatters frost like ashes;(R)
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He throws His hailstones like crumbs.
Who can withstand His cold?(S)
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He sends His word and melts them;
He unleashes His winds,(d) and the waters flow.(T)
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He declares His word to Jacob,
His statutes and judgments to Israel.(U)
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He has not done this for any nation;
they do not know(e) His judgments.(V)
Hallelujah!

Footnotes:

a. Psalm 147:5: Lit understanding has no number
b. Psalm 147:10: Lit legs
c. Psalm 147:14: Or peace
d. Psalm 147:18: Or breath
e. Psalm 147:20: DSS, LXX, Syr, Tg read He has not made known to them

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