New International Version
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.
King James Bible
The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth the outcasts of Israel.
World English Bible
Yahweh builds up Jerusalem. He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
Building Jerusalem is Jehovah, The driven away of Israel He gathereth.
Psalm 147:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord doth build up - The psalmist appears to see the walls rising under his eye, because the outcasts of Israel, those who had been in captivity, are now gathered together to do the work.
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LibraryHealing for the Wounded
We will not delay you by a preface, but will come at once to the two thoughts: first, here is a great ill--a broken heart; and secondly, a great mercy--"he healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." Man is a double being: he is composed of body and soul, and each of the portions of man may receive injury and hurt. The wounds of the body are extremely painful, and if they amount to a breaking of the frame the torture is singularly exquisite. Yet God has in his mercy provided means …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
Anxious About Earth, or Earnest About the Kingdom
Letter xvi to Rainald, Abbot of Foigny
The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we cannot find him? Will he go where our people live scattered among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?
then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you.
May it please you to prosper Zion, to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
for God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah. Then people will settle there and possess it;
For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory.
Save us, LORD our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.
Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together.
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