New International Version - UK

Psalm 148

Psalm 148

Praise the Lord.[a]

Praise the Lord from the heavens;
    praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels;
    praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon;
    praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens
    and you waters above the skies.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for at his command they were created,
and he established them for ever and ever –
    he issued a decree that will never pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
    you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
    stormy winds that do his bidding,
you mountains and all hills,
    fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all cattle,
    small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings 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,
    for his name alone is exalted;
    his splendour is above the earth and the heavens.
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,[b]
    the praise of all his faithful servants,
    of Israel, the people close to his heart.

Praise the Lord.

  1. Psalm 148:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 14
  2. Psalm 148:14 Horn here symbolises strength.

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.