Psalms  ◦   Chapter 148

1Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord from heaven,
praise him from the expanse of the universe.

2Praise the Lord, you loyal angels of God,
praise him, all intelligent beings throughout the heavens.

3Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars.

4Praise him, you heaven of heavens
and the waters above the sky.

5Let all things give praise to the Lord’s character of love,
for at his command they were created.

6He established them in their place for ever and ever;
his design for life will never pass away.

7Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great creatures in the sea and all within the deepest ocean.

8May all nature praise the Lord — lightning, hail, snow and clouds,
stormy winds that fulfill his purposes,

9the mountains and hills,
fruit trees and cedars,

10wild and domesticated animals,
small creatures and flying birds,

11rulers of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all leaders on earth,

12young men and women,
old people and children.

13May they all praise the Lord’s character of love,
for his character alone is supreme;
his glory is superior to the earth and the heavens.

14He has healed his people and made them strong in righteousness,
a people who glorify him in their characters —
united in heart with him, they overcome.
Praise the Lord.