1. Psalm 147:4 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Summary of Psalm 147:4

Psalm 147:4 (ESV)

4 He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.

The Lord has created the stars and has given them names. You encounter this thought more often in the Old Testament (as in Psalm 8:3; Psalm 19:1; Isaiah 40:26). The thinking is then as follows: he who has made all this surely has the power to accomplish the rebuilding of Israel and to heal the wounds of those returning from exile.