Common English Bible CEB
New Revised Standard NRS
1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from heaven! Praise God on the heights!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights!
2 Praise God, all of you who are his messengers! Praise God, all of you who comprise his heavenly forces!
Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host!
3 Sun and moon, praise God! All of you bright stars, praise God!
Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars!
4 You highest heaven, praise God! Do the same, you waters that are above the sky!
Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!
5 Let all of these praise the LORD's name because God gave the command and they were created!
Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.
6 God set them in place always and forever. God made a law that will not be broken.
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 you ocean depths!
Praise the Lord from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps,
8 Do the same, fire and hail, snow and smoke, stormy wind that does what God says!
fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling his command!
9 Do the same, you mountains, every single hill, fruit trees, and every single cedar!
Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!
10 Do the same, you animals—wild or tame— you creatures that creep along and you birds that fly!
Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds!
11 Do the same, you kings of the earth and every single person, you princes and every single ruler on earth!
Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!
12 Do the same, you young men—young women too!— you who are old together with you who are young!
Young men and women alike, old and young together!
13 Let all of these praise the LORD's name because only God's name is high over all. Only God's majesty is over earth and heaven.
Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven.
14 God raised the strength of his people, the praise of all his faithful ones— that's the Israelites, the people who are close to him. Praise the LORD!
He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his faithful, for the people of Israel who are close to him. Praise the Lord!
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