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Psalm 148
Creation’s Praise of the Lord
1Hallelujah!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights.#Ps 69:34; Mt 21:9
2Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his heavenly armies.#Ps 103:20-21
3Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.#1Co 15:41
4Praise him, highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens.#Gn 1:7; Dt 10:14; 1Kg 8:27
5Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for he commanded, and they were created.#Ps 33:6,9
6He set them in position forever and ever;
he gave an order that will never pass away.#Jr 31:35-36; 33:20,25
7Praise the Lord from the earth,
all sea monsters and ocean depths,#Gn 1:2,21; Ps 74:13
8lightning#148:8 Or fire and hail, snow and cloud,
stormy wind that executes his command,#Ps 18:12; 103:20; 147:16
9mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,#Is 44:23; 49:13; 55:12
10wild animals and all cattle,
creatures that crawl and flying birds,#Is 43:20; Hs 2:18
11kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all judges of the earth,#Ps 102:15
12young men as well as young women,
old and young together.#Rv 7:9
13Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted.
His majesty covers heaven and earth.#Ps 8:1; 113:4; Is 12:4
14He has raised up a horn for his people,
resulting in praise to all his faithful ones,
to the Israelites, the people close to him.#Dt 10:21; Jr 17:14; Eph 2:17
Hallelujah!