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Let All the Earth Praise the Lord

148 Hallelujah!
    Praise the Lord from heaven;
        praise him in the highest places.

Praise him, all his angels;
    praise him, all his armies!
Praise him, sun and moon;
    praise him, all you shining stars.[a]
Praise him, you heaven of heavens,
    and you waters above the heavens.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for he himself gave the command that they be created.
He set them in place to last forever and ever;
    he gave the command and will not rescind it.

Praise the Lord, you from the earth,
    you creatures of the sea
        and all you depths,
fire, hail, snow, fog, and wind storm
    that carry out his command,[b]
mountains and every hill,
    fruit trees and cedars,
10 living creatures and livestock,
    insects and flying birds,
11 earthly kings and all peoples,
    nobles and all court officials of the earth,
12 young men and young women alike,
    along with older people and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for his name alone is lifted up;
        his majesty transcends earth and heaven.
14 He has raised up a source of strength[c] for his people,
    an object of praise for all of his holy ones,
        that is, for the people of Israel who are near him.

Hallelujah!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 148:3 Lit. you stars of light
  2. Psalm 148:8 Or word
  3. Psalm 148:14 Lit. a horn

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.

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