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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 148\\

This psalm seems to have been written about the same time, and by the
same person, as the preceding; even by the psalmist David, when he was
in profound peace, and at rest from all his enemies; and the kingdom of
Israel was in a well settled and prosperous condition, both with
respect to things civil and ecclesiastical, as appears from \\#Ps 148:14\\.
And as it may respect future time, the times of the Messiah, of whom
David was a type, it will have its accomplishment in the latter day,
when there will be just occasion for all creatures, in heaven and
earth, to praise the Lord; and which the Evangelist John, in vision,
saw and heard them doing, \\#Re 5:11-13\\. Aben Ezra says, this psalm is
exceeding glorious and excellent, and has deep secrets in it; in which
the psalmist speaks of two worlds, the upper and the lower. As for the
title of this psalm, the Septuagint, Syriac, and Ethiopic versions, and
Apollinarius, entitle it as the two preceding.