The Psalms

Psalm 148

The psalmist exhorts the celestial, 1-6, the terrestrial, 7-10, and the rational creatures to praise God, 11-14.

1 Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD from the heavens. Praise him in the heights.

2 Praise him, all his angels. Praise him, all his hosts.

3 Praise him, sun and moon. Praise him, all you stars of light.

4 Praise him, you heavens of heavens and you waters that are above the heavens.

5 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created.

6 He has also established them forever and ever. He has made a decree which shall not pass.

7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you dragons and all deeps,

8 Fire and hail, snow and vapors, stormy wind fulfilling his word,

9 Mountains and all hills, fruitful trees and all cedars,

10 Beasts and all cattle, creeping animals and flying bird,

11 Kings of the earth and all people, princes and all judges of the earth,

12 Both young men and maidens, old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is excellent. His glory is above the earth and heaven.

14 He also exalts the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints, even of the children of Israel, a people near to him. Praise the LORD.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 148