Psalms 148

Psalm 1481

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!

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