148:2 Praise ye him, all a his angels: praise ye him, all his
(a) Because they are members of the same body, he sets
them before our eyes, who are most willing and by
their prompt obedience teach us to do our duty.
148:3 Praise ye him, b sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars
(b) In that God's glory shines in these insensible
creatures, this their beauty is as a continual
praising of God.
148:4 Praise him, ye c heavens of heavens, and ye d waters
that [be] above the heavens.
(c) Not that there are various heavens, but because of the
spheres and of the situation of the fixed stars and
planets, he comprehends by this word the whole
(d) That is, the rain which is in the middle region of the
air, which he here comprehends under the name of the
148:7 Praise the LORD from the earth, ye e dragons, and all
(e) Meaning the great and monstrous fishes, as whales and
148:8f Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind
fulfilling his word:
(f) Which come not by chance or fortune, but by God's
148:11g Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all
judges of the earth:
(g) For the greater gifts that any has received and the
more high that one is preferred, the more bound is he
to praise God for the same: but neither high nor low
condition or degree can be exempted from this duty.
148:14 He also exalteth the h horn of his people, the praise
of all his saints; [even] of the i children of Israel,
a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.
(h) That is, the dignity, power and glory of his Church.
(i) By reason of his covenant made with Abraham.