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!

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 148

Psalm 148

Praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord from the heavens.
    Praise him in the heavens above.
Praise him, all his angels.
    Praise him, all his angels in heaven.
Praise him, sun and moon.
    Praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens.
    Praise him, you waters above the skies.
Let all of them praise the name of the Lord,
    because at his command they were created.
He established them for ever and ever.
    He gave them laws they will always have to obey.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
    you great sea creatures and all the deepest parts of the ocean.
Praise him, lightning and hail, snow and clouds.
    Praise him, you stormy winds that obey him.
Praise him, all you mountains and hills.
    Praise him, all you fruit trees and cedar trees.
10 Praise him, all you wild animals and cattle.
    Praise him, you small creatures and flying birds.
11 Praise him, you kings of the earth and all nations.
    Praise him, all you princes and rulers on earth.
12 Praise him, young men and women.
    Praise him, old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord.
    His name alone is honored.
    His glory is higher than the earth and the heavens.
14 He has given his people a strong king.
    All his faithful people praise him for that gift.
    All the people of Israel are close to his heart.

Praise the Lord.