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Psalms 147:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He counteth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by [their] names.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by [their] names.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by [their] names.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He counteth the number of the stars; he giveth names to them all.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Counting the number of the stars, To all of them—names, he giveth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Appointing the number of the stars, To all them He giveth names.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who telleth the number of the stars: and calleth them all by their names.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He telleth the number of the stars: he calleth them all by [their] names.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He numbers the multitudes of stars; and calls them all by names.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by [their] names.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He telleth 4487
{4487} Prime
מָנַה
manah
{maw-naw'}
A primitive root; properly to weigh out; by implication to allot or constitute officially; also to enumerate or enroll.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
the number 4557
{4557} Prime
מִסְפָּר
micpar
{mis-pawr'}
From H5608; a number, definitely (arithmetical) or indefinitely (large, innumerable; small, a few); also (abstractly) narration.
of the stars; 3556
{3556} Prime
כּוֹכָב
kowkab
{ko-kawb'}
Probably from the same as H3522 (in the sense of rolling) or H3554 (in the sense of blazing); a star (as round or as shining); figuratively a prince.
he calleth 7121
{7121} Prime
קָרָא
qara'
{kaw-raw'}
A primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met); to call out to (that is, properly address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
them all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
by [their] names. 8034
{8034} Prime
שֵׁם
shem
{shame}
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 147:4-5

_ _ God’s power in nature (Isaiah 40:26-28, and often) is presented as a pledge of His power to help His people.

_ _ telleth ... stars — what no man can do (Genesis 15:5).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 147:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 147:4

Calleth them — He exactly knows them as we do those whom we can call by name.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 147:4

He (d) telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by [their] names.

(d) Though it seems incredible to man, that God should assemble his Church, being so dispersed, yet nothing can be too hard to him that can number and name all the stars.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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Psalms 8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
Psalms 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.
Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these [things], that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that [he is] strong in power; not one faileth.
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Gn 15:5. Ps 8:3; 148:3. Is 40:26.

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