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148:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.
148:2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
148:3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
148:4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.
148:6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.
148:7 Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
148:8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
148:9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
148:10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:
148:11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:
148:12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:
148:13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
148:14 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.

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King James Bible:Psalms
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Psalms
Book: Psalms
Chapter: 148

Joy to all the people of God. (1-5) Terror to their enemies.

1-5 New mercies continually demand new Songs of praise, upon
Earth and in Heaven. And the children of Zion have not only to
Bless the God who made them, but to rejoice in him, as having
created them in Christ Jesus unto good Works, and formed them
saints as Well as men. The Lord takes pleasure in his people;
they should rejoice in Him. When the Lord has made sinners feel
their wants and unworthiness, he will adorn them with the graces
of his Spirit, and cause them to Bear his image, and rejoice in
his happiness for ever. Let his saints employ their waking hours
upon their beds in Songs of praise. Let them rejoice, even upon
the Bed of Death, assured that they are going to eternal Rest
and Glory.

6-9 Some of God's servants of old were appointed to execute
vengeance according to his Word. They did not do it from
personal revenge or earthly politics, but in obedience to God's
command. And the honour intended for all the saints of God,
consists in their triumphs over the enemies of their Salvation.
Christ never intended his Gospel should be spread By Fire and
Sword, or his Righteousness By the wrath of Man. But let the
high praises of God be in our mouths, while we wield the Sword
of the Word of God, with the Shield of Faith, in warfare with
the world, the Flesh, and the Devil. The saints shall be more
than conquerors over the enemies of their souls, through the
Blood of the Lamb and the Word of his Testimony. The completing
of this will be in the judgement of the great Day. Then shall
the judgement be executed. Behold Jesus, and his Gospel Church,
chiefly in her millennial state. He and his people rejoice in
each other; By their prayers and efforts they work with him,
while he goes forth in the chariots of Salvation, conquering
sinners By Grace, or in chariots of vengeance, to destroy his

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