Psalms Chapter 147
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)


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1 The Prophet exhorteth to praise God, for his care of the Church: 4 his power, 6 and his mercy: 7 To praise him for his prouidence: 12 To praise him for his blessings vpon the kingdome: 15 for his power ouer the Meteors: 19 and for his ordinances in the Church.

1 Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises vnto our God: for it is pleasant, and praise is comely.

2 The Lord doeth build vp Ierusalem: he gathereth together the out-casts of Israel.

3 Hee healeth the broken in heart: and bindeth vp their wounds.3

4 He telleth the number of the stars: he calleth them all by their names.

5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his vnderstanding is infinite.5

6 The Lord lifteth vp the meeke: hee casteth the wicked downe to the ground.

7 Sing vnto the Lord with thankesgiuing: sing prayse vpon the harpe vnto our God:

Gods great power: His praise.

8 Who couereth the heauen with cloudes, who prepareth raine for the earth: who maketh grasse to growe vpon the mountaines.

9 He giueth to the beast his foode: and to the yong rauens which crie.9

10 Hee delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that feare him: in those that hope in his mercie.

12 Praise the Lord, O Ierusalem: praise thy God, O Zion.

13 For hee hath strengthened the barres of thy gates: hee hath blessed thy children within thee.

14 He maketh peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the finest of the wheate.14

15 He sendeth forth his commandement vpon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

16 He giueth snow like wooll: he scattereth the hoare frost like ashes.

17 He casteth forth his yce like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

19 He sheweth his word vnto Iacob: his statutes and his iudgements vnto Israel.19

20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his iudgements, they haue not knowen them. Praise yee the Lord.


Psalms Chapter 147 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):

3 Heb. griefs.
5 Heb. of his vnderstanding there is no number.
9 Iob 39. 3. psal.104. 27.28.
14 Heb. who maketh thy border peace , Heb. fat of wheate.
19 Heb. his words.

* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania


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