Psalm 148 1
148:1 Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the sky!
Praise him in the heavens!
148:2 Praise him, all his angels! 2
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
1 sn Psalm 148. The psalmist calls upon all creation to praise the Lord, for he is the creator and sovereign king of the world.
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.