Compare Translations for Psalm 148:4

Psalm 148:4 ASV
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, And ye waters that are above the heavens.
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Psalm 148:4 BBE
Give praise to him, you highest heavens, and you waters which are over the heavens.
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Psalm 148:4 CEB
You highest heaven, praise God! Do the same, you waters that are above the sky!
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Psalm 148:4 CJB
Praise him, highest heaven, and waters above the heavens!
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Psalm 148:4 RHE
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens: and let all the waters that are above the heavens
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Psalm 148:4 ESV
Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!
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Psalm 148:4 GW
Praise him, you highest heaven and the water above the sky.
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Psalm 148:4 GNT
Praise him, highest heavens, and the waters above the sky.
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Psalm 148:4 HNV
Praise him, you heavens of heavens, You waters that are above the heavens.
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Psalm 148:4 CSB
Praise Him, highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens.
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Psalm 148:4 KJV
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
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Psalm 148:4 LEB
Praise him, {highest heavens}, and waters above the heavens.
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Psalm 148:4 NAS
Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens !
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Psalm 148:4 NCV
Praise him, highest heavens and you waters above the sky.
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Psalm 148:4 NIRV
Praise him, you highest heavens. Praise him, you waters above the skies.
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Psalm 148:4 NIV
Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.
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Psalm 148:4 NKJV
Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, And you waters above the heavens!
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Psalm 148:4 NLT
Praise him, skies above! Praise him, vapors high above the clouds!
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Psalm 148:4 NRS
Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!
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Psalm 148:4 RSV
Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!
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Psalm 148:4 DBY
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that are above the heavens.
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Psalm 148:4 MSG
Praise him, high heaven, praise him, heavenly rain clouds;
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Psalm 148:4 WBT
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that [are] above the heavens.
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Psalm 148:4 TMB
Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens!
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Psalm 148:4 TNIV
Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.
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Psalm 148:4 WEB
Praise him, you heavens of heavens, You waters that are above the heavens.
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Psalm 148:4 WYC
Heavens of heavens, praise ye him (Heaven of heavens/The highest heaven, praise ye him); and the waters that be above (the) heavens,
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Psalm 148:4 YLT
Praise ye Him, heavens of heavens, And ye waters that are above the heavens.
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Psalms 148 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 148

The creatures placed in the upper world called on to praise the Lord. (1-6) Also the creatures of this lower world, especially his own people. (7-14)

Verses 1-6 We, in this dark and sinful world, know little of the heavenly world of light. But we know that there is above us a world of blessed angels. They are always praising God, therefore the psalmist shows his desire that God may be praised in the best manner; also we show that we have communion with spirits above, who are still praising him. The heavens, with all contained in them, declare the glory of God. They call on us, that both by word and deed, we glorify with them the Creator and Redeemer of the universe.

Verses 7-14 Even in this world, dark and bad as it is, God is praised. The powers of nature, be they ever so strong, so stormy, do what God appoints them, and no more. Those that rebel against God's word, show themselves to be more violent than even the stormy winds, yet they fulfil it. View the surface of the earth, mountains and all hills; from the barren tops of some, and the fruitful tops of others, we may fetch matter for praise. And assuredly creatures which have the powers of reason, ought to employ themselves in praising God. Let all manner of persons praise God. Those of every rank, high and low. Let us show that we are his saints by praising his name continually. He is not only our Creator, but our Redeemer; who made us a people near unto him. We may by "the Horn of his people" understand Christ, whom God has exalted to be a Prince and a Saviour, who is indeed the defence and the praise of all his saints, and will be so for ever. In redemption, that unspeakable glory is displayed, which forms the source of all our hopes and joys. May the Lord pardon us, and teach our hearts to love him more and praise him better.

Psalms 148 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 148

Psalms 148:1-14 . The scope of this Psalm is the same as that of the preceding.

1. heavens [and] heights--are synonymous.

2. hosts--(compare Psalms 103:21 ).

4. heavens of heavens--the very highest.
waters--clouds, resting above the visible heavens (compare Genesis 1:7 ).

5. praise the name--as representing His perfections.
he commanded--"He" is emphatic, ascribing creation to God alone.

6. The perpetuity of the frame of nature is, of course, subject to Him who formed it.
a decree . . . pass--His ordinances respecting them shall not change ( Jeremiah 36:31 ), or perish ( Job 34:20 , Psalms 37:36 ).

7-10. The call on the earth, as opposed to heaven, includes seas or depths, whose inhabitants the dragon, as one of the largest (on most destructive and ungovernable agents of inanimate nature are introduced

8. fulfilling his word--or, law, may be understood of each. Next the most distinguished productions of the vegetable world.

9. fruitful trees--or, "trees of fruit," as opposed to forest trees. Wild and domestic, large and small animals are comprehended.

11, 12. Next all rational beings, from the highest in rank to little children.
princes--or, military leaders.

13. Let them--all mentioned.
excellent--or, exalted ( Isaiah 12:4 ).
his glory--majesty ( Psalms 45:3 ).
above the earth and heaven--Their united splendors fail to match His.

14. exalteth the horn--established power ( Psalms 75:5 Psalms 75:6 ).
praise of--or literally, "for"
his saints--that is, occasions for them to praise Him. They are further described as "His people," and "near unto Him," sustaining by covenanted care a peculiarly intimate relation.