Psalm 147

He Heals the Brokenhearted

1 Praise 1 the LORD!
For a it is good to sing praises to our God;
b For it is pleasant, and c praise is beautiful.
2 The LORD d builds up Jerusalem;
e He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
3 f He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their 2 wounds.
4 g He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by name.
5 h Great is our Lord, and i mighty in power;
j His understanding is infinite.
6 k The LORD lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground.

7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;
Sing praises on the harp to our God,
8 l Who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who prepares rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
9 m He gives to the beast its food,
And n to the young ravens that cry.
10 o He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him,
In those who hope in His mercy.

12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13 For He has strengthened the bars of your gates;
He has blessed your children within you.
14 p He makes peace in your borders,
And q fills you with 3 the finest wheat.
15 r He sends out His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
16 s He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes;
17 He casts out His hail like 4 morsels;
Who can stand before His cold?
18 t He sends out His word and melts them;
He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.
19 u He declares His word to Jacob,
v His statutes and His judgments to Israel.
20 w He has not dealt thus with any nation;
And as for His judgments, they have not known them.
5 Praise the LORD!

  1. Cross References
    Exodus 15:18
    "The LORD shall reign forever and ever."
    Psalms 10:16
    The LORD is King forever and ever; The nations have perished out of His land.
    Revelation 11:15
    Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 92:1
    IT is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 135:3
    Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 33:1
    Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 102:16
    For the LORD shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory.
  6. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 30:3
    That the LORD your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the LORD your God has scattered you.
    Isaiah 11:12
    He will set up a banner for the nations, And will assemble the outcasts of Israel, And gather together the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth.
    Isaiah 56:8
    The Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, "Yet I will gather to him Others besides those who are gathered to him.
    Ezekiel 39:28
    Then they shall know that I am the LORD their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 51:17
    The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart - These, O God, You will not despise.
    Isaiah 61:1
    The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
    Luke 4:18
    The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed.
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 40:26
    Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, By the greatness of His might And the strength of His power; Not one is missing.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 48:1
    Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised In the city of our God, In His holy mountain.
  10. Cross References
    Nahum 1:3
    The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, And will not at all acquit the wicked. The LORD has His way In the whirlwind and in the storm, And the clouds are the dust of His feet.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 40:28
    Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 146:8
    The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous.
    Psalms 146:9
    The LORD watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.
  13. Cross References
    Job 38:26
    To cause it to rain on a land where there is no one, A wilderness in which there is no man.
    Psalms 104:13
    He waters the hills from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works.
  14. Cross References
    Job 38:41
    Who provides food for the raven, When its young ones cry to God, And wander about for lack of food?
  15. Cross References
    Matthew 6:26
    Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 33:16
    No king is saved by the multitude of an army; A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
    Psalms 33:17
    A horse is a vain hope for safety; Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.
  17. Cross References
    Isaiah 54:13
    All your children shall be taught by the LORD, And great shall be the peace of your children.
    Isaiah 60:17
    Instead of bronze I will bring gold, Instead of iron I will bring silver, Instead of wood, bronze, And instead of stones, iron. I will also make your officers peace, And your magistrates righteousness.
    Isaiah 60:18
    Violence shall no longer be heard in your land, Neither wasting nor destruction within your borders; But you shall call your walls Salvation, And your gates Praise.
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 132:15
    I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread.
  19. Cross References
    Psalms 107:20
    He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.
  20. Cross References
    Job 37:6
    For He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth'; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.
  21. Cross References
    Job 37:10
    By the breath of God ice is given, And the broad waters are frozen.
  22. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 33:4
    Moses commanded a law for us, A heritage of the congregation of Jacob.
    Psalms 103:7
    He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.
  23. Cross References
    Malachi 4:4
    Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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