Psalm 147:5
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New International Version
Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.

New Living Translation
How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!

English Standard Version
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.

New American Standard Bible
Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.

King James Bible
Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Our Lord is great, vast in power; His understanding is infinite.

International Standard Version
Our Lord is great, and rich in power; his understanding has no limitation.

NET Bible
Our Lord is great and has awesome power; there is no limit to his wisdom.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Great is our Lord and he is strong in his power and there is no end to his understanding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Our Lord is great, and his power is great. There is no limit to his understanding.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Great is our Lord and of great power; his intelligence is infinite.

King James 2000 Bible
Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

American King James Version
Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

American Standard Version
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Great is our Lord, and great is his power: and of his wisdom there is no number.

Darby Bible Translation
Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

English Revised Version
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; his understanding is infinite.

Webster's Bible Translation
Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

World English Bible
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power. His understanding is infinite.

Young's Literal Translation
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power, Of His understanding there is no narration.
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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 5. - Great is our Lord, and of great power; or, "mighty in strength" (comp. Nahum 1:3). His understanding is infinite. He is at once omnipotent and omniscient.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Great is our Lord, and of great power,.... "Our Lord" is our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of the whole earth; the Lord of his own people by creation, by redemption, by marriage, and by the conquest of his grace, and their voluntary submission to him; he is "great" in his person, offices, and grace, and therefore greatly to be praised; see Psalm 145:3; and particularly his "power" is very "great", as appears in the creation of all things out of nothing by him; in the sustaining and support of the world and all things in it: in the redemption of his people from the hand of their powerful enemies; in beginning, carrying on, and perfecting a work of grace on their hearts by his Spirit and power; and in the preservation of them unto eternal life, through a thousand dangers and difficulties: at his resurrection all power in heaven and earth were given him as Mediator; and in the latter day he will take to himself his great power and reign; and in the last day will raise the dead out of their graves;

his understanding is infinite; it reaches to all things, not to the stars of heaven only, as in Psalm 147:4, but to the fowls of the air, to the beasts of the field, and cattle upon a thousand hills; to all on the surface of the earth, or in the bowels of it; and to the fishes of the sea: it reaches to all men, and to all the thoughts of their hearts, the words of their mouths, and the actions of their lives; it reaches to all things past, that have been, to everything present, and to whatsoever is to come; it includes not only the knowledge of all things that are, or certainly will be, but of all things possible, or which he could bring into being if he would; it is concerned not only with the quality and nature of things it perfectly understands, but with the quantity of them; even all things in creation and providence, which are without number and past finding out by men; and so his understanding is without number, and cannot be declared, as the word signifies.



Psalm 147:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God
4He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. 5Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite. 6The LORD supports the afflicted; He brings down the wicked to the ground.…
Cross References
Psalm 48:1
A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.

Psalm 145:3
Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.

Isaiah 40:28
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Psalm 48:1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, …

Psalm 96:4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared …

Psalm 99:2 The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.

Psalm 135:5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

Psalm 145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

1 Chronicles 16:25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be …

Jeremiah 10:6 For as much as there is none like to you, O LORD; you are great, …

Jeremiah 32:17-19 Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your …

Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all …

Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song …

his understanding is infinite. Heb. of his understanding there is no number

Psalm 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are your wonderful works which you have done, …

Psalm 139:17,18 How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God! how great is the …

Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, …

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! …

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