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Psalm 148

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The psalmist exhorts the celestial,

148:1 Praise Yah!
Praise Yahweh from the heavens!
Praise him in the heights!

148:2 Praise him, all his angels!
Praise him, all his army!

148:3 Praise him, sun and moon!
Praise him, all you shining stars!

148:4 Praise him, you heavens of heavens,
You waters that are above the heavens.

148:5 Let them praise the name of Yahweh,
For he commanded, and they were created.

148:6 He has also established them forever and ever.
He has made a decree which will not pass away.

the terrestrial,

148:7 Praise Yahweh from the earth,
you great sea creatures, and all depths!

148:8 Lightning and hail, snow and clouds;
stormy wind, fulfilling his word;

148:9 mountains and all hills;
fruit trees and all cedars;

148:10 wild animals and all livestock;
small creatures and flying birds;

and the rational creatures to praise God.

148:11 kings of the earth and all peoples;
princes and all judges of the earth;

148:12 both young men and maidens;
old men and children:

148:13 let them praise the name of Yahweh,
for his name alone is exalted.
His glory is above the earth and the heavens.

148:14 He has lifted up the horn of his people,
the praise of all his saints;
even of the children of Israel, a people near to him.
Praise Yah!

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