Praise for Jerusalem's Restoration and Prosperity.
1 Praise F1534 the F1535 LORD!
For it R4573 is good to sing praises to our God;
For it F1536 is pleasant and praise is becoming. R4574
2 The LORD builds R4575 up Jerusalem;
He gathers R4576 the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted R4577
And binds R4578 up their wounds. F1537
4 He counts R4579 the number of the stars;
He gives R4580 F1538 names to all of them.
5 Great R4581 is our Lord and abundant in strength;
His understanding R4582 is infinite. F1539
6 The LORD supports R4583 F1540 the afflicted;
He brings down the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing R4584 to the LORD with thanksgiving;
Sing praises to our God on the lyre,
8 Who covers R4585 the heavens with clouds,
Who provides R4586 rain for the earth,
Who makes R4587 grass to grow F1541 on the mountains.
9 He gives R4588 to the beast its food,
And to the young R4589 ravens which cry.
10 He does not delight in the strength of the horse; R4590
He does R4591 not take pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 The LORD favors R4592 those who fear Him,
Those R4593 who wait for His lovingkindness.
12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13 For He has strengthened the bars R4594 of your gates;
He has blessed R4595 your sons within you.
14 He makes R4596 peace F1542 in your borders;
He satisfies R4597 you with the R4598 finest F1543 of the wheat.
15 He sends forth His command R4599 to the earth;
His word R4600 runs very swiftly.
16 He gives snow R4601 like wool;
He scatters the frost R4602 like ashes.
17 He casts forth His ice R4603 as fragments;
Who can stand before His cold? R4604
18 He sends R4605 forth His word and melts them;
He causes R4606 His wind to blow and the waters to flow.
19 He declares R4607 His words to Jacob,
His statutes R4608 and His ordinances to Israel.
20 He has R4609 not dealt thus with any nation;
And as for His ordinances, they have not R4610 known them.
Praise F1544 the F1545 LORD!
F1534: Or journeying
F1535: Lit For there is not
F1536: I.e. the nether world
F1537: Lit bruise; some commentators read cover
F1538: Lit from
F1539: Lit kidneys
F1540: Some ancient versions read You are fearfully wonderful
F1541: Lit bones were
F1542: Or of
F1543: Some mss read lift themselves up against You
F1544: Lit way of pain
F1545: Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
R4573: Psalms 92:1; 135:3
R4574: Psalms 33:1
R4575: Psalms 51:18; 102:16
R4576: Deuteronomy 30:3; Psalms 106:47; Isaiah 11:12; 56:8; Ezekiel 39:28
R4577: Psalms 34:18; 51:17; Isaiah 61:1
R4578: Job 1:5:18; Isaiah 30:26; Ezekiel 34:16
R4579: Genesis 15:5
R4580: Isaiah 40:26
R4581: Psalms 48:1; 145:3
R4582: Isaiah 40:28
R4583: Psalms 37:24; 146:8,9
R4584: Psalms 33:2; 95:1,2
R4585: Job 1:26:8
R4586: Job 1:5:10; 38:26; Psalms 104:13
R4587: Job 1:38:27; Psalms 104:14
R4588: Psalms 104:27,28; 145:15
R4589: Job 1:38:41; Matthew 6:26
R4590: Psalms 33:17
R4591: 1 Samuel 16:7
R4592: Psalms 149:4
R4593: Psalms 33:18
R4594: Nehemiah 3:3; 7:3
R4595: Psalms 37:26
R4596: Psalms 29:11; Isaiah 54:13; 60:17,18
R4597: Psalms 132:15
R4598: Deuteronomy 32:14; Psalms 81:16
R4599: Job 1:37:12; Psalms 148:5
R4600: Psalms 104:4
R4601: Job 1:37:6; Psalms 148:8
R4602: Job 1:38:29
R4603: Job 1:37:10
R4604: Job 1:37:9
R4605: Psalms 33:9; 107:20; 147:15
R4606: Psalms 107:25
R4607: Deuteronomy 33:3,4
R4608: Malachi 4:4
R4609: Deuteronomy 4:7,8,32-34; Romans 3:1,2
R4610: Psalms 79:6; Jeremiah 10:25