The Message

Psalm 148

11-5 Hallelujah!
Praise God from heaven,
    praise him from the mountaintops;
Praise him, all you his angels,
    praise him, all you his warriors,
Praise him, sun and moon,
    praise him, you morning stars;
Praise him, high heaven,
    praise him, heavenly rain clouds;
Praise, oh let them praise the name of God
    he spoke the word, and there they were!

He set them in place
    from all time to eternity;
He gave his orders,
    and that’s it!

7-12 Praise God from earth,
    you sea dragons, you fathomless ocean deeps;
Fire and hail, snow and ice,
    hurricanes obeying his orders;
Mountains and all hills,
    apple orchards and cedar forests;
Wild beasts and herds of cattle,
    snakes, and birds in flight;
Earth’s kings and all races,
    leaders and important people,
Robust men and women in their prime,
    and yes, graybeards and little children.

13-14 Let them praise the name of God
    it’s the only Name worth praising.
His radiance exceeds anything in earth and sky;
    he’s built a monument—his very own people!

Praise from all who love God!
    Israel’s children, intimate friends of God.
Hallelujah!

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 148

Biribiara nkamfo Onyankopɔn

1Kamfo Awurade! Mo a mote ɔsorosoro, monkamfo Awurade mfi soro! N’abɔfo ne ne soro asafodɔm nyinaa, monkamfo Awurade. Kamfo no, owia ne ɔsram; kamfo no, nsoromma a mohyerɛn. Kamfo no, ɔsorosoro ne nsu a ɛboro wim so.

Momma wɔn nyinaa nkamfo Awurade din. Ɔkasae na wɔbɔɔ wɔn; ɔkasae na wɔde wɔn tuatuaa nea wɔwɔ hɔ yi afebɔɔ na wɔrentumi mmu so.

Kamfo Awurade fi asase so, nsuboa ne po ase pɛɛ, anyinam ne asukɔtweaa, sukyerɛmma ne omununkum, mframa a ano yɛ den a mutie ne nne nyinaa. Kamfo no, nkoko ne mmepɔw, nnua a ɛsow aba ne kwae, 10 mmoa nyinaa, wɔn a wodwo ne wɔn a wɔkeka, wɔn a wɔwea fam ne nnomaa. 11 Kamfo no, ahene ne nnipa, ahenemmabarima ne wɔn a wodi ahene nyinaa, 12 mmeawa ne mmerante, mmasiriwa ne mmofra nso. 13 Ma wɔn nyinaa nkamfo Awurade din! Ne din so sen edin biara; n’anuonyam korɔn sen asase ne soro. 14 Ɔmaa ne man ahoɔden enti ne mamfo nyinaa kamfo no; nnipa a wɔwɔ Israel a ɔpɛ wɔn asɛm no.

Kamfo Awurade!