Psalms 148:14

14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,[a]the praise of all his faithful servants, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the LORD.

Psalms 148:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.
ESV
14 He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his saints, for the people of Israel who are near to him. Praise the LORD!
NLT
14 He has made his people strong, honoring his faithful ones— the people of Israel who are close to him. Praise the LORD !
MSG
14 he's built a monument - his very own people! Praise from all who love God! Israel's children, intimate friends of God. Hallelujah!
CSB
14 He has raised up a horn for His people, praise from all His godly ones, from the Israelites, the people close to Him. Hallelujah!

Psalms 148:14 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 148:14

He also exalteth the horn of his people
Which is done when he increases their strength, their spiritual strength especially; makes them strong in the Lord, in his grace, and in the power of his might; when their dominion and authority is enlarged, and victory given over all their enemies; particularly when the kingdom under the whole heaven shall be given to them, and when they shall reign with Christ on earth; for this phrase denotes the honourable as well as the safe state of the people of God; the horn being an emblem of power, authority, and dominion, on; the Targum renders it, the glory of his people; see ( Psalms 75:10 ) . Some interpret this of Christ the Horn of David, the Horn of salvation, and the author of it, ( Psalms 132:17 ) ( Luke 1:69 ) ; who is King over his people, as a horn signifies; and is the strength, safety, and security of them; has gotten them the victory over all their enemies, and is now exalted in heaven at the right hand of God, and that "for his people" F7, as it may be rendered; he is both raised up and exalted for them;

the praise of all his saints;
that is, the Lord is the object of the praise of all his saints, to whom he has showed favour and kindness, and on whom he has bestowed the blessings of his grace; it is matter of praise that they are saints, set apart by God the Father, sanctified by the blood of Christ, and by the Spirit of God; and that their horn is exalted, or they raised to dignity and honour; and that Christ is raised and lifted up as an horn for them, ( 1 Corinthians 1:30 1 Corinthians 1:31 ) ( Revelation 1:5 Revelation 1:6 ) ( Luke 1:68 Luke 1:69 ) ;

[even] of the children of Israel;
not literal but spiritual Israel, such who are Israelites indeed, whether Jews or Gentiles;

a people near unto him;
in respect of union, being one with him, in the bond of everlasting love; in respect of relation, being near akin, he their father, they his children, not by creation only, but by adopting grace; and Christ their near kinsman, nay, their father, brother, head, and husband; in respect of access unto him, which they have through Christ, with boldness and confidence, being made nigh and brought near by the blood of Christ; in respect of communion and the enjoyment of his gracious presence; and in respect of inhabitation, God, Father, Son, and Spirit, dwelling in them, and making their abode with them: or, as it may be rendered, "the people of his near one" F8; that is, of Christ, who is near to God his Father, is one with him, was with him from everlasting, was as one brought up with him, yea, lay in his bosom, drew nigh to him as the surety of his people, and offered himself a sacrifice to him as their Priest, and now is set down at his right hand as their King; and where he also appears for them, is their advocate, and ever lives to intercede for them;

praise ye the Lord:
even all creatures, especially his saints, his people, the children of Israel, the last spoken of.


FOOTNOTES:

F7 (wmel Nrq) "cornu populo suo", Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version, Cocceius, Michaelis.
F8 (wbrq Me) "populo propinqui sui", Cocceius, Schmidt.

Psalms 148:14 In-Context

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.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S 1 Samuel 2:1; Psalms 75:10
  • 2. S Exodus 15:2; Psalms 22:3
  • 3. S Psalms 145:10
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 26:19

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. "Horn" here symbolizes strength.