148:1 Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the sky!
Praise him in the heavens!
148:2 Praise him, all his angels!2
Praise him, all his heavenly assembly!3
148:3 Praise him, O sun and moon!
Praise him, all you shiny stars!4
148:4 Praise him, O highest heaven,
and you waters above the sky!5
148:5 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for he gave the command and they came into existence.
148:6 He established them so they would endure;6
he issued a decree that will not be revoked.7
148:7 Praise the Lord from the earth,
you sea creatures and all you ocean depths,
148:8 O fire and hail, snow and clouds,8
O stormy wind that carries out his orders,9
148:9 you mountains and all you hills,
you fruit trees and all you cedars,
148:10 you animals and all you cattle,
you creeping things and birds,
148:11 you kings of the earth and all you nations,
you princes and all you leaders10 on the earth,
148:12 you young men and young women,
you elderly, along with you children!
148:13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty extends over the earth and sky.
148:14 He has made his people victorious,11
and given all his loyal followers reason to praise –
the Israelites, the people who are close to him.12
Praise the Lord!