Psalms 148:12

12 young men and women, old men and children.

Psalms 148:12 in Other Translations

12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:
12 Young men and maidens together, old men and children!
12 young men and young women, old men and children.
12 Robust men and women in their prime, and yes, graybeards and little children.
12 young men as well as young women, old and young together.

Psalms 148:12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 148:12

Both young men, and maidens
These should praise the Lord, the one for their strength, the other for their beauty; and both should remember their Creator in the days of their youth, and fear, serve, and worship him; so they will praise and glorify him, as did Obadiah, Josiah, Timothy, and the four daughters of Philip the evangelist;

old men, and children;
the former have had a large experience of the providential goodness of God, and, if good men, of the grace of God, and are under great obligation to praise the Lord for all that he has done for them; for they have known him that is from the beginning, and have seen many of his wonderful works, which they should not forget to declare to their children, to the honour and glory of God; and even out of the mouth of "children", of babes and sucklings, who have less knowledge, and less experience, God sometimes does ordain strength and perfect praise to himself; see ( Psalms 8:2 ) ; compared with ( Matthew 21:15 Matthew 21:16 ) .

Psalms 148:12 In-Context

10 wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women, old men and children.
13 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,the praise of all his faithful servants, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the LORD.
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