Psalm 148:13
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New International Version
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.

New Living Translation
Let them all praise the name of the LORD. For his name is very great; his glory towers over the earth and heaven!

English Standard Version
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven.

New American Standard Bible
Let them praise the name of the LORD, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above earth and heaven.

King James Bible
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let them praise the name of Yahweh, for His name alone is exalted. His majesty covers heaven and earth.

International Standard Version
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is lifted up; his majesty transcends earth and heaven.

NET Bible
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty extends over the earth and sky.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let them praise The Name of Lord Jehovah, because his Name alone is great; his glory is in the earth and in the Heavens!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let them praise the name of the LORD because his name is high above all others. His glory is above heaven and earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let them praise the name of the LORD; for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above earth and heavens.

King James 2000 Bible
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

American King James Version
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

American Standard Version
Let them praise the name of Jehovah; For his name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and the heavens.

Douay-Rheims Bible
for his name alone is exalted.

Darby Bible Translation
Let them praise the name of Jehovah: for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above the earth and the heavens.

English Revised Version
Let them praise the name of the LORD; for his name alone is exalted: his glory is above the earth and heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

World English Bible
let them praise the name of Yahweh, for his name alone is exalted. His glory is above the earth and the heavens.

Young's Literal Translation
They praise the name of Jehovah, For His name alone hath been set on high, His honour is above earth and heavens.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

148:7-14 Even in this world, dark and bad as it is, God is praised. The powers of nature, be they ever so strong, so stormy, do what God appoints them, and no more. Those that rebel against God's word, show themselves to be more violent than even the stormy winds, yet they fulfil it. View the surface of the earth, mountains and all hills; from the barren tops of some, and the fruitful tops of others, we may fetch matter for praise. And assuredly creatures which have the powers of reason, ought to employ themselves in praising God. Let all manner of persons praise God. Those of every rank, high and low. Let us show that we are his saints by praising his name continually. He is not only our Creator, but our Redeemer; who made us a people near unto him. We may by the Horn of his people understand Christ, whom God has exalted to be a Prince and a Saviour, who is indeed the defence and the praise of all his saints, and will be so for ever. In redemption, that unspeakable glory is displayed, which forms the source of all our hopes and joys. May the Lord pardon us, and teach our hearts to love him more and praise him better.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - Let them praise the Name of the Lord. This is the burden of the entire psalm (see especially ver. 5, and comp. vers. 1-4, 7, and 14). For his Name alone is excellent; or, "exalted" (comp. Psalm 8:1; Isaiah 12:4). The exaltation of God's Name is effected mainly by the praises which his rational creatures render to him. His glory is above the earth and heaven. (On God's "glory," see Psalm 8:1; Psalm 19:1; Psalm 57:5, 11; Psalm 63:2; Psalm 89:17, etc.) "Earth and heaven" is an unusual phrase; the terms are commonly inverted. Here, perhaps, the order may be accounted for by the law of climax. "His glory is not only above the earth, but even above the heavens."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Let them praise the name of the Lord, His nature and perfections, and celebrate the glory of them; and his wonderful works, and the blessings of his goodness, both of providence and grace; even all the above creatures and things, celestial and terrestrial, for the following reasons;

for his name alone is excellent; the name of the Lord is himself, who is excellent in power, wisdom, goodness, truth, and faithfulness, and in all other perfections of his nature; his works, by which he is known, are excellent, both of nature and of grace, and proclaim his glory; his Son, in whom his name is, and by whom he has manifested himself, is excellent as the cedars; and so are all his precious names by which he is called; and such is the Gospel, by which he is notified to the world: nay, the Lord's name is alone excellent; all creature excellencies are nothing in comparison of him, in heaven or in earth, those of angels and men; and therefore should be praised by all, and above all;

his glory is above the earth and heaven; there is the glory of celestial and terrestrial bodies, which differ; the glory of the sun, moon, and stars, and of one star from another; but the glory of the divine Being, the Creator of them, infinitely exceeds the glory of them all: his glorious Majesty resides above heaven and earth; the heaven is the throne be sits upon, and the earth the footstool he stands on; and Christ, who is sometimes called his glory, and is the brightness of it, Psalm 63:2; is exalted above every name on earth, and is made higher than the heavens, and so is exalted above all blessing and praise; see Psalm 8:1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. Let them—all mentioned.

excellent—or, exalted (Isa 12:4).

his glory—majesty (Ps 45:3).

above the earth and heaven—Their united splendors fail to match His.

Psalm 148:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Praise the Lord from the Heavens!
12Both young men and virgins; Old men and children. 13Let them praise the name of the LORD, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above earth and heaven. 14And He has lifted up a horn for His people, Praise for all His godly ones; Even for the sons of Israel, a people near to Him. Praise the LORD!
Cross References
Psalm 8:1
For the director of music. According to gittith. A psalm of David. LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.

Psalm 113:4
The LORD is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens.

Psalm 148:12
young men and women, old men and children.

Isaiah 12:4
In that day you will say: "Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.

Habakkuk 3:3
God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth.
Treasury of Scripture

Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

for his name

Psalm 8:1,9 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth! who …

Psalm 99:3,4,9 Let them praise your great and terrible name; for it is holy…

Songs 5:9,16 What is your beloved more than another beloved, O you fairest among …

Isaiah 6:3 And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD …

Zechariah 9:17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn …

Philippians 3:8 Yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency …

excellent. Heb. exalted

1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and …

Isaiah 12:4 And in that day shall you say, Praise the LORD, call on his name, …

Isaiah 33:5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwells on high: he has filled Zion with …

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your …

glory

Psalm 57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they …

Psalm 72:19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth …

Psalm 108:4 For your mercy is great above the heavens: and your truth reaches to the clouds.

Psalm 113:4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

Ephesians 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all …

1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels …

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