Psalm 148 NIV

1 Praise the LORD.a1 Praise the LORD from the heavens,2 praise him in the heights above.

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    • a 148:1 - Hebrew "Hallelu Yah"; also in verse 14
      2 Praise him, all his angels,3 praise him, all his heavenly hosts.4

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      3 Praise him, sun5 and moon, praise him, all you shining stars.

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      4 Praise him, you highest heavens6 and you waters above the skies.7

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      5 Let them praise the name8 of the LORD, for he commanded9 and they were created.

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      6 He set them in place for ever and ever; he gave a decree10 that will never pass away.

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      7 Praise the LORD 11 from the earth, you great sea creatures12 and all ocean depths,13

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      8 lightning and hail,14 snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,15

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      9 you mountains and all hills,16 fruit trees and all cedars,

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      10 wild animals17 and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds,

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      11 kings18 of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth,

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      12 young men and maidens, old men and children.
      13 Let them praise the name of the LORD,19 for his name alone is exalted; his splendor20 is above the earth and the heavens.21

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      14 He has raised up for his people a horn,b22 the praise23 of all his saints,24 of Israel, the people close to his heart.25 Praise the LORD.

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        • b 148:14 - "Horn" here symbolizes strong one, that is, king.