Psalms 148:10

10 Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and flying birds;

Psalms 148:10 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 148:10

Beasts, and all cattle
Wild and tame; the beasts of the field, and the cattle on a thousand hills, which are all the Lord's, made, supported, and supplied by him; he gives them their food and drink, which they wait for and receive from him, and in their manner praise him for the same; and these are useful to men for labour or for food, and therefore should praise the Lord for them; see ( Isaiah 43:20 ) ;

creeping things, and flying fowl:
of "creeping things" some belong to the sea and others to the land; see ( Psalms 104:25 ) ; and there is not the least creature on the sea or land, the meanest reptile or worthless worm, but is of such exquisite workmanship as gives praise and glory to the Creator; and so do every fly and every insect, as well as "flying fowl" of the greatest size, as the eagle, vulture these, though they fly in the air, had their original from the waters, ( Genesis 1:20 ) .

Psalms 148:10 In-Context

8 Fire and hail, snow and vapor; Stormy wind, fulfilling his word;
9 Mountains and all hills; Fruitful trees and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and flying birds;
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples; Princes and all judges of the earth;
12 Both young men and virgins; Old men and children:
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