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.

Amplified Bible

Psalm 148

The Whole Creation Invoked to Praise the Lord.

1Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!

Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts (armies)!

Praise Him, sun and moon:
Praise Him, all stars of light!

Praise Him, highest heavens,
And the waters above the heavens!

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For He commanded and they were created.

He has also established them forever and ever;
He has made a decree which shall not pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
Sea monsters and all deeps;

Lightning and hail, snow and fog;
Stormy wind, fulfilling His orders;

Mountains and all hills;
Fruitful trees and all cedars;
Beasts and all cattle;
Creeping things and winged birds;
Kings of the earth and all people;
Princes and all judges of the earth;
Both young men and virgins;
Old men and children.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His name alone is exalted and supreme;
His glory and majesty are above earth and heaven.
He has lifted up a horn for His people [giving them strength, prosperity, dignity, and preeminence],
Praise for all His godly ones;
For the people of Israel, a people near to Him.
Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)