147:1 Hallelujah; for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely.

147:2 the Lord doth build up Jerusalem, He gathereth together the dispersed of Israel;

147:3 Who healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

147:4 He counteth the number of the stars; He giveth them all their names.

147:5 Great is our L-rd, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.

147:6 the Lord upholdeth the humble; He bringeth the wicked down to the ground.

147:7 Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving, sing praises upon the harp unto our God;

147:8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh the mountains to spring with grass.

147:9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse; He taketh no pleasure in the legs of a man.

147:11 the Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear Him, in those that wait for His mercy.

147:12 Glorify the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.

147:13 For He hath made strong the bars of thy gates; He hath blessed thy children within thee.

147:14 He maketh thy borders peace; He giveth thee in plenty the fat of wheat.

147:15 He sendeth out His commandment upon earth; His word runneth very swiftly.

147:16 He giveth snow like wool; He scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.

147:17 He casteth forth His ice like crumbs; who can stand before His cold?

147:18 He sendeth forth His word, and melteth them; He causeth His wind to blow, and the waters flow.

147:19 He declareth His word unto Jacob, His statutes and His ordinances unto Israel.

147:20 He hath not dealt so with any nation; and as for His ordinances, they have not known them. Hallelujah.



Hebrew Transliteration

147:1 halelu yâh kiy-thobh zammerâh 'elohêynu kiy-nâ`iymnâ'vâh thehillâh

147:2 bonêh yerushâlaim Adonay nidhchêy yisrâ'êlyekhannês

147:3 hârophê' lishbhurêy lêbh umechabbêsh le`atsebhothâm

147:4 monehmispâr lakkokhâbhiym lekhullâm shêmoth yiqrâ'

147:5 gâdhol 'adhonêynuverabh-koach lithbhunâtho 'êyn mispâr

147:6 me`odhêdh `anâviym Adonaymashpiyl reshâ`iym `adhêy-'ârets

147:7 `enu layhvh bethodhâh zammerulê'lohêynu bhekhinnor

147:8 hamkhasseh shâmayim be`âbhiym hammêkhiynlâ'ârets mâthâr hammatsmiyach hâriym châtsiyr

147:9 nothên libhhêmâhlachmâh libhnêy `orêbh 'asher yiqrâ'u

147:10 lo' bhighbhurath hassus yechpâtslo'-bheshoqêy hâ'iysh yirtseh

147:11 rotseh Adonay 'eth-yerê'âyv 'eth-hamyachaliym lechasdo

147:12 shabbechiy yerushâlaim 'eth-Adonay haleliy'elohayikh tsiyyon

147:13 kiy-chizzaq beriychêy she`ârâyikh bêrakh bânayikhbeqirbêkh

147:14 hasâm-gebhulêkh shâlom chêlebh chithiym yasbiy`êkh

147:15 hasholêach 'imrâtho 'ârets `adh-mehêrâh yâruts debhâro

147:16 hannothên.shelegh katsâmer kephor kâ'êpher yephazzêr

147:17 mashliykh qarcho khephittiymliphnêy qârâtho miy ya`amodh

147:18 yishlach debhâro veyamsêm yashêbhrucho yizzelu-mâyim

147:19 maggiydh debhâro [debhârâyv] leya`aqobhchuqqâyv umishpâthâyv leyisrâ'êl

147:20 lo' `âsâh khên lekhol-goyumishpâthiym bal-yedhâ`um halelu-yâh


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