Psalm 147:3
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New International Version
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

New Living Translation
He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.

English Standard Version
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

New American Standard Bible
He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.

King James Bible
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

International Standard Version
He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their injuries.

NET Bible
He heals the brokenhearted, and bandages their wounds.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He heals the broken hearts and binds up their sorrows.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is the healer of the brokenhearted. He is the one who bandages their wounds.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He heals the broken hearted, and he binds up their wounds.

King James 2000 Bible
He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.

American King James Version
He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.

American Standard Version
He healeth the broken in heart, And bindeth up their wounds.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who healeth the broken of heart, and bindeth up their bruises.

Darby Bible Translation
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

English Revised Version
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

Webster's Bible Translation
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

World English Bible
He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.

Young's Literal Translation
Who is giving healing to the broken of heart, And is binding up their griefs.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

147:1-11 Praising God is work that is its own wages. It is comely; it becomes us as reasonable creatures, much more as people in covenant with God. He gathers outcast sinners by his grace, and will bring them into his holy habitation. To those whom God heals with the consolations of his Spirit, he speaks peace, assures them their sins are pardoned. And for this, let others praise him also. Man's knowledge is soon ended; but God's knowledge is a dept that can never be fathomed. And while he telleth the number of the stars, he condescends to hear the broken-hearted sinner. While he feeds the young ravens, he will not leave his praying people destitute. Clouds look dull and melancholy, yet without them we could have no rain, therefore no fruit. Thus afflictions look black and unpleasant; but from clouds of affliction come showers that make the soul to yield the peaceable fruits of righteousness. The psalmist delights not in things wherein sinners trust and glory; but a serious and suitable regard to God is, in his sight, of very great price. We are not to be in doubt between hope and fear, but to act under the gracious influences of hope and fear united.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - He healeth the broken in heart (comp. Psalm 51:17; Isaiah 57:15). Israel in exile was broken-hearted, wretched, miserable (see Psalm 137:1-4; Isaiah 64:6 - 12). Their restoration to their own land "healed" them. And bindeth up their wounds (comp. Isaiah 61:1, "He hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted").

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He healeth the broken in heart,.... Christ is a physician; many are the diseases of his people; he heals them all by his blood, stripes, wounds; and among the rest their broken hearts, which none can cure but himself; hearts broken by the word, as a hammer, accompanied with a divine power; which have a true sense of sin, and godly sorrow for it; are truly contrite, such as the Lord has a respect unto, dwells with, and accepts of; and these he heals, and only he, by pouring in oil and wine, as the good Samaritan; or by applying pardoning grace and mercy to them, streaming through his blood;

and bindeth up their wounds; or "griefs" (n); and so gives them ease, health, and peace, for which they have abundant reason to call upon their souls to bless his name and sing his praise; see Psalm 103:1; compare with this Isaiah 61:1.

(n) "dolores eorum", Pagninus, Montanus, Cocceius, Gejerus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. Though applicable to the captive Israelites, this is a general and precious truth.

wounds—(Compare Margin).

Psalm 147:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God
2The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel. 3He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. 4He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.…
Cross References
Exodus 15:26
He said, "If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you."

Job 5:18
For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.

Psalm 6:2
Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.

Psalm 34:18
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 41:4
I said, "Have mercy on me, LORD; heal me, for I have sinned against you."

Psalm 51:17
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

Psalm 107:20
He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.

Isaiah 30:26
The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.

Isaiah 57:15
For this is what the high and exalted One says-- he who lives forever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,

Ezekiel 34:16
I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.
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He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.

healeth

Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite …

Job 5:18 For he makes sore, and binds up: he wounds, and his hands make whole.

Isaiah 57:5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the …

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

Jeremiah 33:6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and …

Hosea 6:1,2 Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he has torn, and he will …

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise …

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach …

wounds. Heb. griefs

Isaiah 1:5,6 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: …

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