Psalm 147:4
New International Version
He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.

New Living Translation
He counts the stars and calls them all by name.

English Standard Version
He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.

Berean Study Bible
He determines the number of the stars; He calls them each by name.

New American Standard Bible
He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.

King James Bible
He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Christian Standard Bible
He counts the number of the stars; he gives names to all of them.

Contemporary English Version
He decided how many stars there would be in the sky and gave each one a name.

Good News Translation
He has decided the number of the stars and calls each one by name.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.

International Standard Version
He keeps track of the number of stars, assigning names to all of them.

NET Bible
He counts the number of the stars; he names all of them.

New Heart English Bible
He counts the number of the stars. He calls them all by their names.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He counts the number of the stars and he calls all of them by names.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He determines the number of stars. He gives each one a name.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He counteth the number of the stars; He giveth them all their names.

New American Standard 1977
He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He counts the number of the stars and calls them all by their names.

King James 2000 Bible
He determines the number of the stars; he calls them all by their names.

American King James Version
He tells the number of the stars; he calls them all by their names.

American Standard Version
He counteth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He numbers the multitudes of stars; and calls them all by names.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who telleth the number of the stars: and calleth them all by their names.

Darby Bible Translation
He counteth the number of the stars; he giveth names to them all.

English Revised Version
He telleth the number of the stars; he giveth them all their names.

Webster's Bible Translation
He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

World English Bible
He counts the number of the stars. He calls them all by their names.

Young's Literal Translation
Appointing the number of the stars, To all them He giveth names.
Study Bible
It is Good to Sing Praises
3He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 4He determines the number of the stars; He calls them each by name. 5Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit.…
Cross References
Genesis 15:5
And the LORD took him outside and said, "Now look to the heavens and count the stars, if you are able." Then He declared, "So shall your offspring be."

Isaiah 40:26
Lift up your eyes on high: Who created all these? He leads forth the starry host by number; He calls each one by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

Treasury of Scripture

He tells the number of the stars; he calls them all by their names.

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Psalm 8:3
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

Psalm 148:3
Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

Genesis 15:5
And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.







Lexicon
He determines
מוֹנֶ֣ה (mō·w·neh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4487: To weigh out, to allot, constitute officially, to enumerate, enroll

the number
מִ֭סְפָּר (mis·pār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4557: A number, definite, indefinite, narration

of the stars;
לַכּוֹכָבִ֑ים (lak·kō·w·ḵā·ḇîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3556: A star, a prince

He calls
יִקְרָֽא׃ (yiq·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

them each
לְ֝כֻלָּ֗ם (lə·ḵul·lām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

by name.
שֵׁמ֥וֹת (šê·mō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name
(4) Stars.--This proof of God's power to help, by reference to the stars of heaven, which are beyond man's power to count, much more to name, but which the Almighty both numbers and names, seems rather abruptly introduced, but the train of thought is clear. To assemble the dispersed of Israel, however numerous and scattered, was easy to the ruler of the hosts of heaven. The original promise to Abraham was, of course, in the poet's mind, but still more Isaiah 40:26-28, from which the expression may have been taken. The dramatic "Lift your eyes on high and behold" supplies the link needed in the abrupt entrance of the thought of the psalm.

Verse 4. - He telleth the number of the stars. Nothing escapes God's knowledge. He knew the number of the exiles, and the place and name of each, just as he knows the number of the stars and their names (comp. Isaiah 40:26). He calleth them all by their names (see Job 9:9; Isaiah l.s.c.). 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.
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