Psalm 148

Alleluia, a Psalm of Aggæus and Zacharias.

1 Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the highest. 2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. 3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars and light. 4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and the water that is above the heavens. 5 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he spoke, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created. 6 He has established them for ever, even for ever and ever: he has made an ordinance, and it shall not pass away.

7 Praise the Lord from the earth, ye serpents, and all deeps. 8 Fire, hail, snow, ice, stormy wind; the things that perform his word. 9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars: 10 wild beasts, and all cattle; reptiles, and winged birds: 11 kings of the earth, and all peoples; princes, and all judges of the earth: 12 young men and virgins, old men with youths: 13 let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name only is exalted; his praise is above the earth and heaven, 14 and he shall exalt the horn of his people, 1there is a hymn for all his saints, even of the children of Israel, a people who draw near to him.

Psalm 149


1 Sing to the Lord a new song: his praise


is in the assembly of the saints. 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him; and let the children of Sion exult in their king. 3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sings praises to him with timbrel and psaltery. 4 For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; and will exalt the meek with salvation.

5 The saints shall rejoice in glory; and shall exult on their beds. 6 The 2high praises of God shall be in their throat, and two-edged swords in their hands; 7 to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments among the peoples; 8 to bind their kings with fetters, and their nobles with manacles of iron; 9 to execute on them the judgment 3written: this honour have all his saints.

Psalm 150


1 Praise God in his holy places: praise him in the firmament of his power. 2 Praise him on account of his mighty acts: praise him according to his abundant greatness. 3 Praise him with the sound of a trumpet: praise him with psaltery and harp. 4 Praise him with timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and the organ. 5 Praise him with melodious cymbals: praise him with loud cymbals. 6 Let every thing that has breath praise the Lord.

1 Or, who is the praise of.

2 Gr. exaltations, q.d. extollings.

3 Gr. inscribed, sc. in the scripture.


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