Psalms 148:7

7 Praise the Lord from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps,

Psalms 148:7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 148:7

Praise the Lord from the earth
Let his praise resound from all creatures on earth, and reach him in the highest heavens; this phrase comprehends all terrestrial beings afterwards particularly mentioned; all in the terraqueous globe, all that arise from it, are upon it, or within it;

ye dragons, and all deeps;
either land dragons, or rather sea dragons, the water or sea being the proper place of them, ( Psalms 44:19 ) ( Psalms 74:13 Psalms 74:14 ) ; these, as cruel, as poisonous, and pernicious as they are, are made to honour and praise the Lord, ( Isaiah 43:20 ) ; and such as are mystically signified by, them, as Satan, tyrannical and persecuting princes, and antichristian ones, as Pharaoh king of Egypt, Rome Pagan and Papal; out of whom the Lord has or will get himself praise in the deliverance of his people from them, and in the destruction of them, and in the confessions they have been obliged to make of him, ( Revelation 12:3 Revelation 12:9 Revelation 12:10 Revelation 12:16 Revelation 12:17 ) ( 13:2 ) ( Isaiah 27:1 ) ( Exodus 9:16 ) ; these seem to be set in contrast with the angels. The word is used for the great whales the Lord made, which are thought to be the same with the "leviathan" of Job; of whom so many things are said, which declare the power and wisdom of God in the formation of it, ( Genesis 1:21 ) ( Job 41:1 ) and these may be put for the innumerable creatures in the sea, which in their way show forth the praise and glory of God, ( Psalms 102:24-26 ) ; as "all deeps" do, deep waters, especially the depths of the sea, and the inhabitants of them; where the wonders of God are to be seen, and give occasion to those that go down to the sea in ships to praise his name, ( Psalms 107:23 Psalms 107:24 ) .

Psalms 148:7 In-Context

5 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.
6 He established them forever and ever; he fixed their bounds, which cannot be passed.
7 Praise the Lord from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps,
8 fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling his command!
9 Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!
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