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- Reading the Text:
- NRSV (with link to Anglicized NRSV, Common Worship Psalter, ASB Psalter, and BCP Psalter) at Oremus Bible Browser.
- Hebrew Interlinear Bible, WLCv, WLC5, CHES, AV.
- The Bible Gateway: NRSV, RSV, NIV, NASB, CEV, The Message, KJV, etc.
- The Blue Letter Bible. KJV, alternate versions, Hebrew text with concordance, commentaries.
- The World Wide Study Bible includes commentary, exposition and sermons.
- Historical References, Commentary and
- VI.8, Stromata, Clement of Alexandria (c 200)
- Chapter XV, On The Veiling of Virgins, Tertullian (c. 205)
- V.12, Against Marcion, Tertullian (c. 212)
- I.LXII, Against Celsus, Origen. (c.246)
- III.46, Against the Heathen, Athanasius of Alexandria, c. 318.
- rom Augustine's Exposition on the Psalms.
- Rashi's Commentary, c. 1075. chabad.org.
- From the Geneva Notes.
- From Matthew Henry's Commentary.
- From Wesley's Notes.
for the Wounded; Psalm 147:3," Charles H. Spurgeon, 1855.
- "Man is a double being: he is composed of body and soul, and each of the portions of man may receive injury and hurt."
- From the Commentary on the Whole Bible (Jamieson, Fausset and Brown, 1871).
and Thaw," Charles H. Spurgeon. From Farm Sermons (c 1875).
- "But how shall we thank him sufficiently for the thaw of his lovingkindness? How great the change which his mercy made in us as soon as its beams had reached our soul! Hardness vanished, cold departed, warmth and love abounded, and the life-floods leaped in their channels."
Hospital; Psalm 147:3," Charles H. Spurgeon, 1892.
- "Yes, men despise the broken in heart, but such, O God, thou wilt not despise! The Lord looks after such, and heals them."
- Contemporary Commentary, Studies, and Exegesis:
- "Vision," Alan Brehm, The Waking Dreamer, 2015.
- "In spite of the fact that it may seem that we as a culture are coming to the end of a vision for what the church is and does in our world, I think the Scriptures reminds us that God is not finished with us yet. In order to hold on to this hope, we need the vision of Jesus for God's realm of peace and justice and freedom that is already working in this world to make all things new."
Psalm 147:1-11, 20c, Shauna Hannan, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2015.
- "Take a cue from Psalm 147 in order to preach like the psalmist by using literary and grammatical devices such as contrast, allusion and mood of verb tenses "
- Commentary and illustration idea, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c, Doug Bratt, Center for Excellence in Preaching, 2015.
- "God doesn't, after all, just care for Jerusalem, Israel's exiles, the brokenhearted and the humble. God also acts on the cosmic stage"
Psalm 147:12-20, Fred Gaiser, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2015.
- "Psalm 147 so closely unites Godâ€™s creative work (stars, wheat, water, snow, wind) and Godâ€™s redemptive work (saving, healing, protecting) that they become essentially indistinguishable."
- Pulpit Fiction, plus podcast. Reflections of lectionary text, pop culture, current events, etc. Robb Mc Coy and Eric Fistler, 2015.
- The Timeless Psalms: Psalm 147:12-20, Joan Stott, prayers and meditations based on lectionary Psalms, 2015.
Psalm 147:12-20, Hans Wiersma, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2014
- "In light of its troubled, bloody history, the Psalm serves less as a description of the state of things and more as a hope and a prayer that if God can bring peace once, God can do it again."
Psalm 147:1-11, 20c, Rolf Jacobson, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2012.
- "But because God did choose Abraham and Sarah and their offspring, healing and reconciliation and blessing have flowed out through Israel to reach all of us. "
- The Timeless Psalms: Psalm 147:1-11, 20c, Joan Stott, prayers and meditations based on lectionary Psalms, 2015.
Psalm 147:12-20, Jerome Creach, Preaching This Week,
- "Psalm 147 anticipates the ultimate expression of incarnation in Jesus by linking God's rule over the natural realm with God's salvation for Jerusalem."
Commentary, Psalm 147, James Limburg, Preaching This Week,
- "But the psalm concludes with a reference to the special privileges of Israel, the people who have received God's word in the form of "statutes and ordinances." In other words, Israel has been blessed with directives indicating how God's people ought to live, such as the ten commandments (Deuteronomy 5:6-21; see also Deuteronomy 4:5-8, 12-14)."
Commentary, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c, Wendell Frerichs, Preaching This
Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2009.
- "...as this Psalm underscores, with privilege comes responsibility. God is not impressed with our accomplishments. What really count are obedience, faith, and hope."
- Prayer in
Downtown, Psalm 147, Joel Smeby, Lutheran Community of Grace,
Hopkins, MN, 2011.
- "Praise Him - unconditionally."
(Christmas 2 / Epiphany 5B), The Old Testament Readings: Weekly Comments
on the Revised Common Lectionary, Theological Hall of the Uniting Church,
- "...the psalm in its three sections focuses on Jerusalem in terms of the Lord building up the city concentrating on the themes of healing and restoration."
- "Praise the Lord for All Things," Larry Broding's Word-Sunday.Com: A Lectionary Resource for Catholics.
- "Vision," Alan Brehm, The Waking Dreamer, 2015.
- Recommended articles from ATLAS, an online collection of religion and theology journals, are linked below. ATLAS Access options are available for academic institutions, alumni of selected theological schools, and clergy/church offices.
- With Children:
- Graphics & Bulletin Materials:
- Psalm 147:12-16, Heartlight - Free Christian PowerPoint Backgrounds.
- Hymns and Music:
- Hymnary.org, hymns, scores, media, information.
- The Seedbed Psalter, with selected tunes for singing.
- Contemporary/Praise Song suggestions, Together to Celebrate, David MacGregor.
- Hymns with Scripture Allusions: Psalm 147. The Cyber Hymnal.
- Psalm Settings by Dale A. Schoening, Metrical Psalms
- Fine Arts Images Linked at The Text This Week's Art Index:
- Movies scenes with the following themes, listed at The Text This Week's Movie Concordance:
- Study Links and Resources for the Book of Psalms