PSALM 147:2



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“The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.”

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Psalm 147:2 Translation & Meaning

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The Lord יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
doth build up בּוֹנֵ֣ה To build (literally and figuratively) doth build up
Jerusalem: יְרוּשָׁלִַ֣ם Jerushalaim or Jerushalem, the capital city of Palestine Jerusalem
he gathereth together יְכַנֵּֽס׃ To collect; hence, to enfold gathereth together
the outcasts נִדְחֵ֖י To push down outcasts
of Israel. יִשְׂרָאֵ֣ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel

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

  • 2  The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

  • 3  He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

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

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