Psalm 148*

Derived from Mark Futato, Interpreting the Psalms, Kregal, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2007

A. 1 Praise ye the LORD.

B. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens:
praise him in the heights.

2 Praise ye him, all his angels:
praise ye him, all his hosts.

3 Praise ye him, sun and moon:
praise him, all ye stars of light.

4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens,
and ye waters that be above the heavens.

C. (jussive) 5 Let them praise the name of the LORD:

D. (reason clause) for he commanded, and they were created.

E. (waw-relative imperfect verb) 6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.

B’. 7 Praise the LORD from the earth,
ye dragons, and all deeps:

8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour;
stormy wind fulfilling his word:

9 Mountains, and all hills;
fruitful trees, and all cedars:

10 Beasts, and all cattle;
creeping things, and flying fowl:

11 Kings of the earth, and all people;
princes, and all judges of the earth:

12 Both young men, and maidens;
old men, and children:

C’. 13 (jussive) Let them praise the name of the LORD:

D’. (reason clause) for his name alone is excellent;
his glory is above the earth and heaven.

E’. (waw- relative imperfect verb)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.

A’. Praise ye the LORD.

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