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Psalm 148 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Praise the Lord. Praise the LORD from the heavens. Praise him in the heavens above. 1 Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD from the heavens, praise him in the heights above.
2 Praise him, all his angels. Praise him, all his angels in heaven. 2 Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
3 Praise him, sun and moon. Praise him, all you shining stars. 3 Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, you highest heavens. Praise him, you waters above the skies. 4 Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.
5 Let all of them praise the name of the Lord, because he gave a command and they were created. 5 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created.
6 He set them in place for ever and ever. He gave them laws they will always have to obey. 6 He set them in place for ever and ever; he gave a decree that will never pass away.
7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all of the deepest parts of the ocean. 7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
8 Praise him, lightning and hail, snow and clouds. Praise him, you stormy winds that obey him. 8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,
9 Praise him, all you mountains and hills. Praise him, all you fruit trees and cedar trees. 9 you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,
10 Praise him, all you wild animals and cattle. Praise him, you small creatures and flying birds. 10 wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds,
11 Praise him, you kings of the earth and all nations. Praise him, all you princes and rulers on earth. 11 kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 Praise him, young men and young women. Praise him, old people and children. 12 young men and maidens, old men and children.
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord. His name alone is honored. His glory is higher than the earth and the heavens. 13 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
14 He has given his people a strong king. All of his faithful people praise him for that gift. All of the people of Israel are close to his heart. Praise the Lord. 14 He has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his saints, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the LORD.