The Whole Creation Invoked to Praise the Lord.

148 [a]Praise [b]the Lord!
Praise the Lord (A)from the heavens;
Praise Him (B)in the heights!
Praise Him, (C)all His angels;
Praise Him, (D)all His heavenly armies!
Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all stars of light!
Praise Him, [c](E)highest heavens,
And the (F)waters that are above the heavens!
They are to praise the name of the Lord,
For (G)He commanded and they were created.
He has also (H)established them forever and ever;
He has made a (I)decree, and it will not pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
(J)Sea monsters, and all the ocean (K)depths;
(L)Fire and hail, (M)snow and (N)clouds;
(O)Stormy wind, (P)fulfilling His word;
(Q)Mountains and all hills;
Fruit (R)trees and all cedars;
10 (S)Animals and all cattle;
(T)Crawling things and winged fowl;
11 (U)Kings of the earth and all peoples;
Rulers and all judges of the earth;
12 Both young men and virgins;
Old men and children.

13 They are to praise the name of the Lord,
For His (V)name alone is exalted;
His (W)majesty is above earth and heaven.
14 And He has (X)lifted up a horn for His people,
(Y)Praise for all His godly ones,
For the sons of Israel, a people (Z)near to Him.
[d]Praise [e]the Lord!

Israel Invoked to Praise the Lord.

149 [f]Praise [g]the Lord!
Sing a (AA)new song to the Lord,
And His praise (AB)in the congregation of the godly ones.
Israel shall be joyful in (AC)his Maker;
The sons of Zion shall rejoice in their (AD)King.
They shall praise His name with (AE)dancing;
They shall sing praises to Him with (AF)tambourine and lyre.
For the Lord (AG)takes pleasure in His people;
He will (AH)glorify the lowly with salvation.

The (AI)godly ones shall be jubilant in glory;
They shall (AJ)sing for joy on their beds.
The (AK)high praises of God shall be in their [h]mouths,
And a (AL)two-edged (AM)sword in their hands,
To (AN)execute vengeance on the nations,
And punishment on the peoples,
To bind their kings (AO)with chains,
And their (AP)dignitaries with shackles of iron,
To (AQ)execute against them the judgment written.
This is an (AR)honor for all His godly ones.
[i]Praise [j]the Lord!

A Psalm of Praise.

150 [k]Praise [l]the Lord!
Praise God in His (AS)sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty [m](AT)expanse.
Praise Him for His (AU)mighty deeds;
Praise Him according to His excellent (AV)greatness.

Praise Him with (AW)trumpet sound;
Praise Him with (AX)harp and lyre.
Praise Him with (AY)tambourine and dancing;
Praise Him with (AZ)stringed instruments and (BA)flute.
Praise Him with loud (BB)cymbals;
Praise Him with resounding cymbals.
(BC)Everything that has breath shall praise [n]the Lord.
[o]Praise [p]the Lord!


  1. Psalm 148:1 Or Hallelujah!
  2. Psalm 148:1 Heb Yah
  3. Psalm 148:4 Lit heavens of heavens
  4. Psalm 148:14 Or Hallelujah!
  5. Psalm 148:14 Heb Yah
  6. Psalm 149:1 Or Hallelujah!
  7. Psalm 149:1 Heb Yah
  8. Psalm 149:6 Lit throat
  9. Psalm 149:9 Or Hallelujah!
  10. Psalm 149:9 Heb Yah
  11. Psalm 150:1 Or Hallelujah!
  12. Psalm 150:1 Heb Yah
  13. Psalm 150:1 Or firmament; i.e., atmosphere and space
  14. Psalm 150:6 Heb Yah
  15. Psalm 150:6 Or Hallelujah!
  16. Psalm 150:6 Heb Yah

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