Psalms – Chapter 148

The Bible – Old Testament

Psalms

Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.147. 148. 149. 150.

Psalms

Chapter 148

1

Hallelujah! 1 Praise the LORD from the heavens; give praise in the heights.

2

Praise him, all you angels; give praise, all you hosts.

3

Praise him, sun and moon; give praise, all shining stars.

4

2 Praise him, highest heavens, you waters above the heavens.

5

Let them all praise the LORD’S name; for the LORD commanded and they were created,

6

Assigned them duties forever, gave them tasks that will never change.

7

Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea monsters and all deep waters;

8

You lightning and hail, snow and clouds, storm winds that fulfill his command;

9

You mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars;

10

You animals wild and tame, you creatures that crawl and fly;

11

You kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all who govern on earth;

12

Young men and women too, old and young alike.

13

Let them all praise the LORD’S name, for his name alone is exalted, majestic above earth and heaven.

14

3 The LORD has lifted high the horn of his people; to the glory of all the faithful, of Israel, the people near to their God. Hallelujah!

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1 [Psalm 148] A hymn inviting the beings of heaven ( Psalm 148:1-6) and of earth ( Psalm 148:7-14) to praise God. The hymn does not distinguish between inanimate and animate (and rational) nature.

2 [4] Highest heavens: literally, “the heavens of the heavens,” i.e., the space above the firmament, where the “upper waters” are stored. Cf Genesis 1:6-7;  Deut 10:14;  1 Kings 8:27;  Psalm 104:3,  13.

3 [14] The LORD has lifted high the horn of his people: horn = strength, the concrete noun for the abstract. Of all peoples God has chosen Israel to return praise and thanks in a special way.

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Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.147. 148. 149. 150.

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