148:1 Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the sky!
Praise him in the heavens!
Praise him, all his heavenly assembly! 3
148:3 Praise him, O sun and moon!
Praise him, all you shiny stars! 4
148:4 Praise him, O highest heaven,
and you waters above the sky! 5
148:5 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for he gave the command and they came into existence.
2 tn Or “heavenly messengers.”
3 tn Heb “all his host.”
4 tn Heb “stars of light.”
5 sn The “water” mentioned here corresponds to the “waters above” mentioned in Gen 1:7. See also Ps 104:3. For a discussion of the picture envisioned by the psalmist, see L. I. J. Stadelmann, The Hebrew Conception of the World, 47.