Psalm 147:2
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English Standard Version
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.

King James Bible
The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

American Standard Version
Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem; He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord buildeth up Jerusalem: he will gather together the dispersed of Israel.

English Revised Version
The LORD doth build up Jerusalem; he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD buildeth up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Man's help is of no avail; blessed is he (this is the last of the twenty-five אשׁרי of the Psalter), on the contrary, who has the God of Jacob (שׁאל like שׁיהוה in Psalm 144:15) as Him in whom is his succour (בּעזרו with Beth essentiae, vid., on Psalm 35:2) - he, whose confidence (שׂבר as in Psalm 119:116) rests on Jahve, whom he can by faith call his God. Men often are not able to give help although they might be willing to do so: He, however, is the Almighty, the Creator of the heavens, the earth, and the sea, and of all living things that fill these three (cf. Nehemiah 9:6). Men easily change their mind and do not keep their word: He, however, is He who keepeth truth or faithfulness, inasmuch as He unchangeably adheres to the fulfilling of His promises. שׁמר אמת is in form equivalent substantially to שׁמר חסד and שׁמר הבּרית. And that which He is able to do as being the Almighty, and cannot as being the Truthful One leave undone, is also really His mode of active manifestation made evident in practical proofs: He obtains right for the oppressed, gives bread to the hungry, and consequently proves Himself to be the succour of those who suffer wrong without doing wrong, and as the provider for those who look for their daily bread from His gracious hand. With השּׁמר, the only determinate participle, the faithfulness of God to His promises is made especially prominent.

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Psalm 51:18 Do good in your good pleasure to Zion: build you the walls of Jerusalem.

Psalm 102:13-16 You shall arise, and have mercy on Zion: for the time to favor her, yes, the set time, is come...

Nehemiah 3:1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brothers the priests, and they built the sheep gate; they sanctified it...

Nehemiah 7:4 Now the city was large and great: but the people were few therein, and the houses were not built.

Isaiah 14:32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

Isaiah 61:7 For your shame you shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion...

Jeremiah 31:4 Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin of Israel: you shall again be adorned with your tabrets...

Daniel 9:25 Know therefore and understand...

Matthew 16:18 And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.


Psalm 102:20-22 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death...

Deuteronomy 30:3 That then the LORD your God will turn your captivity, and have compassion on you, and will return and gather you from all the nations...

Ezra 2:64,65 The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and three score...

Ezra 8:1 These are now the chief of their fathers, and this is the genealogy of them that went up with me from Babylon...

Isaiah 11:11,12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people...

Isaiah 27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown...

Isaiah 56:8 The Lord GOD, which gathers the outcasts of Israel said, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered to him.

Jeremiah 32:37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, where I have driven them in my anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath...

Ezekiel 36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

Ezekiel 37:21 And say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, where they be gone...

Ezekiel 38:8 After many days you shall be visited: in the latter years you shall come into the land that is brought back from the sword...

Ezekiel 39:27,28 When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands...

Ephesians 2:12-19 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise...

Cross References
John 7:35
The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we will not find him? Does he intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?

Deuteronomy 30:3
then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.

Psalm 51:18
Do good to Zion in your good pleasure; build up the walls of Jerusalem;

Psalm 69:35
For God will save Zion and build up the cities of Judah, and people shall dwell there and possess it;

Psalm 102:16
For the LORD builds up Zion; he appears in his glory;

Psalm 106:47
Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.

Psalm 122:3
Jerusalem--built as a city that is bound firmly together,

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