1 Praise 1the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
Praise Him, all His hosts!
Praise Him, all you stars of light!
4 Praise Him, ayou heavens of heavens,
And byou waters above the heavens!
For cHe commanded and they were created.
6 dHe also established them forever and ever;
He made a decree which shall not pass away.
eYou great sea creatures and all the depths;
Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
9 fMountains and all hills;
Fruitful trees and all cedars;
Creeping things and flying fowl;
Princes and all judges of the earth;
Old men and children.
For His gname alone is exalted;
His glory is above the earth and heaven.
The praise of iall His saints—
Of the children of Israel,
jA people near to Him.
3Praise the Lord!
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