Psalm 148

Praise the Lord.[a](A)

Praise the Lord from the heavens;(B)
    praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels;(C)
    praise him, all his heavenly hosts.(D)
Praise him, sun(E) and moon;
    praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens(F)
    and you waters above the skies.(G)

Let them praise the name(H) of the Lord,
    for at his command(I) they were created,
and he established them for ever and ever—
    he issued a decree(J) that will never pass away.

Praise the Lord(K) from the earth,
    you great sea creatures(L) and all ocean depths,(M)
lightning and hail,(N) snow and clouds,
    stormy winds that do his bidding,(O)
you mountains and all hills,(P)
    fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals(Q) and all cattle,
    small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings(R) of the earth and all nations,
    you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women,
    old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,(S)
    for his name alone is exalted;
    his splendor(T) is above the earth and the heavens.(U)
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,[b](V)
    the praise(W) of all his faithful servants,(X)
    of Israel, the people close to his heart.(Y)

Praise the Lord.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 148:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 14
  2. Psalm 148:14 Horn here symbolizes strength.

27 Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms(A) under heaven will be handed over to the holy people(B) of the Most High.(C) His kingdom will be an everlasting(D) kingdom, and all rulers will worship(E) and obey him.’

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16 And the twenty-four elders,(A) who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces(B) and worshiped God, 17 saying:

“We give thanks(C) to you, Lord God Almighty,(D)
    the One who is and who was,(E)
because you have taken your great power
    and have begun to reign.(F)
18 The nations were angry,(G)
    and your wrath has come.
The time has come for judging the dead,(H)
    and for rewarding your servants the prophets(I)
and your people who revere your name,
    both great and small(J)
and for destroying those who destroy the earth.”

19 Then God’s temple(K) in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant.(L) And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder,(M) an earthquake and a severe hailstorm.(N)

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