As I read Psalm 147, I was reminded of how God confirms his Word through his Word and many other verses came to mind. I looked up these confirming verses and have linked them to this passage. You may see the verses by clicking on their links, then transfer back to this passage with the back button on your browser. (My words are in parentheses.)
Praise the Lord!
How good to sing praises to our God!
How delightful and how fitting!
(True Worship! John 4:23-24)
2 The Lord is rebuilding Jerusalem
and bringing the exiles back to Jerusalem.
(Into communion and relationship with Him. Revelations 21:3)
3 He heals the brokenhearted
(the disillusioned, the disappointed, those who hurt)
and bandages their wounds.
(Every trouble that befalls us. Romans 5:3-5)
4 He counts the stars
(And knows His people! John10:14)
and calls them (me) all by name.
5 How great is our Lord! His power is absolute!
His understanding is beyond comprehension!
6 The Lord supports the humble,
(Those with childlike trust and a sense of awe. Matthew 18:4)
but he brings the wicked down into the dust.
(Those who are rebellious. 1 John 3:9-11)
7 Sing out your thanks to the Lord;
sing praises to our God with a harp.
8 He covers the heavens with clouds,
provides rain for the earth,
and makes the grass grow in mountain pastures.
(He provides literal rain. James 5:16-18)
9 He gives food to the wild animals
and feeds the young ravens when they cry.
(So, don’t worry! Matthew 6:31-33)
10 He takes no pleasure in the strength of a horse
or in human might.
(Doing things on our own does not impress God. Philippians 2:13-15)
11 No, the Lord’s delight is in those who fear him,
those who put their hope in his unfailing love.
(Those who allow God to lead them. 1 John 4:18)
12 Glorify the Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13 For he has strengthened the bars of your gates
(He protects us. Psalm 91)
and blessed your children within your walls.
(He Loves us. Romans 8:38-39)
14 He sends peace across your nation
(His peace which we can’t explain. Philippians 4:7)
and satisfies your hunger with the finest wheat.
(There are Rewards for following God. Ephesians 3:6)
15 He sends his orders to the world—
how swiftly his word flies!
(If God is for us, who can stand against us? Romans 8:31)
16 He sends the snow like white wool;
he scatters frost upon the ground like ashes.
17 He hurls the hail like stones.
Who can stand against his freezing cold?
(God controls the weather.)
18 Then, at his command, it all melts.
He sends his winds, and the ice thaws.
(When Jesus woke up… the storm stopped and all was calm. Luke 8:24)
19 He has revealed his words to Jacob,
his decrees and regulations to Israel.
(He reveals His word to us by His Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2:10-12)
20 He has not done this for any other nation;
they do not know his regulations.
(We understand when we follow Him. John 14:21)
Praise the Lord!