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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 148

Introduction

1The psalmist exhorts the celestial,
7the terrestrial,
11and the rational creatures to praise God.

Verse 1

Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.
Praise ye the Lord
Heb. Hallelujah.
89:5; 146:1; Isaiah 49:13; Luke 2:13,14; Revelation 19:1-6
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:4 - worthy; 1 Chronicles 16:31 - Let the heavens; Psalm 9:11 - Sing; Psalm 33:6 - By the; Psalm 34:3 - let us; Psalm 69:34 - Let; Psalm 96:11 - the heavens; Psalm 145:10 - All thy; Psalm 148:7 - from the earth; Psalm 149:1 - Praise ye the Lord; Isaiah 42:10 - ye that go; Jeremiah 51:15 - hath made; Mark 11:10 - in the; Ephesians 3:10 - intent; Revelation 7:11 - all; Revelation 10:5 - lifted; Revelation 12:12 - rejoice

Verse 2

Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
all his angels
103:20,21; Job 38:7; Isaiah 6:2-4; Ezekiel 3:12; Revelation 5:11-13
all his hosts
Genesis 2:1
Reciprocal: Genesis 32:2 - God's; 1 Kings 6:29 - carved figures; 1 Kings 18:15 - of hosts liveth; 1 Chronicles 12:22 - like the host of God; Nehemiah 9:6 - the host; Job 25:3 - there; Psalm 33:6 - the host; Jeremiah 27:5 - made; Luke 2:13 - a multitude; Ephesians 3:10 - intent; Revelation 5:13 - every; Revelation 7:11 - all

Verse 3

Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
sun
8:1-3; 19:1-6; 89:36,37; 136:7-9; Genesis 1:14-16; 8:22; Deuteronomy 4:19; Jeremiah 33:20
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:16 - to rule; Exodus 35:14 - candlestick; Joshua 10:12 - Sun; Joshua 10:13 - So the sun; 1 Kings 18:15 - of hosts liveth; Job 38:12 - commanded; Psalm 8:3 - moon; Psalm 33:6 - the host; Psalm 65:8 - rejoice; Psalm 103:22 - all his works; Psalm 136:8 - The sun; Psalm 147:4 - He; Isaiah 40:26 - who hath; 1 Corinthians 15:41 - General

Verse 4

Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
heavens
113:6; 1 Kings 8:27; 2 Corinthians 12:2
waters
104:3; Genesis 1:7; 7:11
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:1 - God; Genesis 1:6 - Let there; Deuteronomy 10:14 - the heaven; Job 37:18 - spread; Psalm 19:1 - The heavens; Psalm 115:16 - heaven; Isaiah 55:12 - the mountains; Jeremiah 10:12 - hath made

Verse 5

Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.
for he
33:6-9; 95:5; Genesis 1:1,2,6; Jeremiah 10:11-13; Amos 9:6; Revelation 4:11
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:3 - God; Genesis 1:16 - to rule; 1 Chronicles 16:30 - stable; Psalm 33:9 - For; Psalm 119:91 - They continue this; Psalm 146:6 - made heaven; Isaiah 48:13 - when; Jeremiah 10:12 - hath made

Verse 6

He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.
He hath also
89:37; 93:1; 119:90,91; Job 38:10,11,33; Proverbs 8:27-29; Isaiah 54:9; Jeremiah 31:35,36; 33:25
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:14 - Let there; 1 Chronicles 16:30 - stable; Ezra 7:13 - I make; Psalm 2:7 - the decree; Psalm 33:9 - For; Psalm 146:6 - made heaven; Daniel 4:24 - the decree

Verse 7

Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
from the earth
ye dragons
74:13,14; 104:25,26; Genesis 1:21; Job 41:1-34; Isaiah 27:1; 43:20; 51:9,10
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 13:28 - the lion had; Psalm 150:6 - Let every thing; Song of Solomon 2:12 - time

Verse 8

Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
Fire
147:15-18; Genesis 19:24; Exodus 9:23-25; Leviticus 10:2; Numbers 16:35; Joshua 10:11; Job 37:2-6; 38:22-37; Isaiah 66:16; Joel 2:30; Amos 7:4; Revelation 16:8,9,21
stormy
107:25-29; Exodus 10:13,19; 14:21; Amos 4:13; Jonah 1:4; Matthew 8:24-27
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 13:28 - the lion had; Job 28:26 - he made; Job 36:27 - the vapour; Job 36:32 - General; Job 37:6 - he; Job 37:12 - that; Psalm 135:7 - He causeth; Psalm 147:16 - giveth; Ezekiel 13:13 - a stormy; Zechariah 6:5 - spirits; Matthew 8:9 - Go; Mark 4:39 - he arose; Luke 8:23 - came; Romans 1:20 - from the

Verse 9

Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
Mountains
65:12,13; 96:11-13; 97:4,5; 98:7-9; 114:3-7; Isaiah 42:11; 44:23; Isaiah 49:13; 55:12,13; 64:1; Ezekiel 36:1-15
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:32 - fields; Psalm 92:12 - cedar; Isaiah 35:2 - and rejoice

Verse 10

Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:
Beasts
50:10,11; 103:22; 150:6; Genesis 1:20-25
flying fowl
Heb. birds of wing.
Genesis 7:14; *marg:; Ezekiel 17:23
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:24 - Let; 1 Chronicles 16:32 - fields; Psalm 8:8 - The fowl; Psalm 104:12 - the fowls; Isaiah 43:20 - beast

Verse 11

Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:
Kings
2:10-12; 22:27-29; 66:1-4; 68:31,32; 72:10,11; 86:9; 102:15; 138:4,5; Proverbs 8:15,16; Isaiah 49:23; 60:3; Revelation 21:24
Reciprocal: Judges 11:34 - his daughter; Nehemiah 12:43 - the wives also; Psalm 95:1 - Come; Psalm 112:1 - Praise ye the Lord; Psalm 117:1 - praise him; Daniel 9:12 - our judges; Revelation 19:5 - Praise

Verse 12

Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:
young men
8:2; 68:25; Jeremiah 31:13; Zechariah 9:17; Matthew 21:15,16; Luke 19:37; Titus 2:4-6
Reciprocal: Exodus 10:9 - We will go; Judges 11:34 - his daughter; Ezra 2:65 - two hundred; Psalm 19:2 - Day unto; Titus 2:6 - Young; 1 John 2:13 - young

Verse 13

Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
for his name
8:1,9; 99:3,4,9; Song of Solomon 5:9,16; Isaiah 6:3; Zechariah 9:17; Philippians 3:8
excellent
Heb. exalted.
1 Chronicles 29:11; Isaiah 12:4; 33:5; Matthew 6:13
glory
57:6; 72:19; 108:4; 113:4; Ephesians 4:10; 1 Peter 3:22
Reciprocal: Exodus 10:9 - We will go; Exodus 15:7 - the greatness; Joshua 9:9 - because; 1 Chronicles 16:29 - the glory; 1 Chronicles 29:20 - Now bless; Ezra 2:65 - two hundred; Job 11:8 - It is as high as heaven; Psalm 9:11 - Sing; Psalm 57:5 - thy glory; Psalm 68:25 - among; Psalm 76:1 - his; Psalm 96:8 - the glory; Psalm 108:5 - Be thou; Psalm 135:1 - Praise ye the name; Jeremiah 23:24 - Do; Acts 17:24 - seeing

Verse 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.
exalteth
75:10; 89:17; 92:10; 112:9; 1 Samuel 2:1; Luke 1:52
the praise
145:10; 149:9; Luke 2:32; Revelation 5:8-14
a people
Exodus 19:5,6; Deuteronomy 4:7; Ephesians 2:13,17,19; 1 Peter 2:9 Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 26:19 - high above; Deuteronomy 28:1 - will set; 1 Samuel 2:10 - exalt; 1 Chronicles 16:29 - the glory; Psalm 9:11 - Sing; Psalm 30:4 - Sing; Psalm 75:4 - Lift; Psalm 76:1 - his; Psalm 96:8 - the glory; Psalm 132:17 - will I make; Psalm 135:19 - General; Isaiah 33:13 - ye that are near; Isaiah 55:6 - while he is near; Jeremiah 17:14 - thou; Ezekiel 16:7 - excellent ornaments; Ezekiel 29:21 - 1cause; 2 Corinthians 2:14 - which

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 148". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-148.html.