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Psalms 148

 

 

Introduction
1The psalmist exhorts the celestial,
7the terrestrial,
11and the rational creatures to praise God.

Verse 1
Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.
Praise ye the Lord
Heb. Hallelujah.
89:5; 146:1; Isaiah 49:13; Luke 2:13,14; Revelation 19:1-6

Verse 2
Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
all his angels
103:20,21; Job 38:7; Isaiah 6:2-4; Ezekiel 3:12; Revelation 5:11-13
all his hosts
Genesis 2:1

Verse 3
Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
sun
8:1-3; 19:1-6; 89:36,37; 136:7-9; Genesis 1:14-16; 8:22; Deuteronomy 4:19; Jeremiah 33:20

Verse 4
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
heavens
113:6; 1 Kings 8:27; 2 Corinthians 12:2
waters
104:3; Genesis 1:7; 7:11

Verse 5
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.
for he
33:6-9; 95:5; Genesis 1:1,2,6; Jeremiah 10:11-13; Amos 9:6; Revelation 4:11

Verse 6
He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.
He hath also
89:37; 93:1; 119:90,91; Job 38:10,11,33; Proverbs 8:27-29; Isaiah 54:9; Jeremiah 31:35,36; 33:25

Verse 7
Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
from the earth
ye dragons
74:13,14; 104:25,26; Genesis 1:21; Job 41:1-34; Isaiah 27:1; 43:20; 51:9,10

Verse 8
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
Fire
147:15-18; Genesis 19:24; Exodus 9:23-25; Leviticus 10:2; Numbers 16:35; Joshua 10:11; Job 37:2-6; 38:22-37; Isaiah 66:16; Joel 2:30; Amos 7:4; Revelation 16:8,9,21
stormy
107:25-29; Exodus 10:13,19; 14:21; Amos 4:13; Jonah 1:4; Matthew 8:24-27

Verse 9
Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
Mountains
65:12,13; 96:11-13; 97:4,5; 98:7-9; 114:3-7; Isaiah 42:11; 44:23; Isaiah 49:13; 55:12,13; 64:1; Ezekiel 36:1-15

Verse 10
Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:
Beasts
50:10,11; 103:22; 150:6; Genesis 1:20-25
flying fowl
Heb. birds of wing.
Genesis 7:14; *marg:; Ezekiel 17:23

Verse 11
Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:
Kings
2:10-12; 22:27-29; 66:1-4; 68:31,32; 72:10,11; 86:9; 102:15; 138:4,5; Proverbs 8:15,16; Isaiah 49:23; 60:3; Revelation 21:24

Verse 12
Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:
young men
8:2; 68:25; Jeremiah 31:13; Zechariah 9:17; Matthew 21:15,16; Luke 19:37; Titus 2:4-6

Verse 13
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
for his name
8:1,9; 99:3,4,9; Song of Solomon 5:9,16; Isaiah 6:3; Zechariah 9:17; Philippians 3:8
excellent
Heb. exalted.
1 Chronicles 29:11; Isaiah 12:4; 33:5; Matthew 6:13
glory
57:6; 72:19; 108:4; 113:4; Ephesians 4:10; 1 Peter 3:22

Verse 14
He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.
exalteth
75:10; 89:17; 92:10; 112:9; 1 Samuel 2:1; Luke 1:52
the praise
145:10; 149:9; Luke 2:32; Revelation 5:8-14
a people
Exodus 19:5,6; Deuteronomy 4:7; Ephesians 2:13,17,19; 1 Peter 2:9

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 148:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-148.html.

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