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.