Praise the Name of the Lord

148 (A)Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord (B)from the heavens;
    praise him (C)in the heights!
Praise him, all his angels;
    praise him, all his (D)hosts!

Praise him, sun and moon,
    praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you (E)highest heavens,
    and you (F)waters above the heavens!

(G)Let them praise the name of the Lord!
    For (H)he commanded and they were created.
And he (I)established them forever and ever;
    he gave (J)a decree, and it shall not (K)pass away.[a]

Praise the Lord (L)from the earth,
    you (M)great sea creatures and all deeps,
(N)fire and hail, (O)snow and mist,
    (P)stormy wind (Q)fulfilling his word!

(R)Mountains and all hills,
    (S)fruit trees and all (T)cedars!
10 (U)Beasts and all livestock,
    creeping things and (V)flying birds!

11 Kings of the earth and (W)all peoples,
    princes and all rulers of the earth!
12 Young men and maidens together,
    old men and children!

13 (X)Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for (Y)his name alone is exalted;
    (Z)his majesty is above earth and heaven.
14 He has (AA)raised up a horn for his people,
    (AB)praise for all his saints,
    for the people of Israel who are (AC)near to him.
(AD)Praise the Lord!

Sing to the Lord a New Song

149 (AE)Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord (AF)a new song,
    his praise in (AG)the assembly of the godly!
Let Israel (AH)be glad in (AI)his Maker;
    let the children of Zion rejoice in their (AJ)King!
Let them praise his name with (AK)dancing,
    making melody to him with (AL)tambourine and (AM)lyre!
For the Lord (AN)takes pleasure in his people;
    he (AO)adorns the humble with salvation.
Let the godly exult in glory;
    let them (AP)sing for joy on their (AQ)beds.
Let (AR)the high praises of God be in their throats
    and (AS)two-edged swords in their hands,
to execute vengeance on the nations
    and punishments on the peoples,
to bind their kings with (AT)chains
    and their nobles with fetters of iron,
to execute on them the judgment (AU)written!
    (AV)This is honor for all his godly ones.
(AW)Praise the Lord!

Let Everything Praise the Lord

150 (AX)Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his (AY)sanctuary;
    praise him in (AZ)his mighty heavens![b]
Praise him for his (BA)mighty deeds;
    praise him according to his excellent (BB)greatness!

Praise him with (BC)trumpet sound;
    praise him with (BD)lute and (BE)harp!
Praise him with (BF)tambourine and (BG)dance;
    praise him with (BH)strings and (BI)pipe!
Praise him with sounding (BJ)cymbals;
    praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let (BK)everything that has breath praise the Lord!
(BL)Praise the Lord!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 148:6 Or it shall not be transgressed
  2. Psalm 150:1 Hebrew expanse (compare Genesis 1:6–8)

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