Psalm 148:3
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.

New Living Translation
Praise him, sun and moon! Praise him, all you twinkling stars!

English Standard Version
Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars!

New American Standard Bible
Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all stars of light!

King James Bible
Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you shining stars.

International Standard Version
Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.

NET Bible
Praise him, O sun and moon! Praise him, all you shiny stars!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Praise him, Sun and Moon! Praise him, all stars and lights!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Praise him, sun and moon. Praise him, all shining stars.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Praise ye him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars of light.

King James 2000 Bible
Praise him, sun and moon: praise him, all you stars of light.

American King James Version
Praise you him, sun and moon: praise him, all you stars of light.

American Standard Version
Praise ye him, sun and moon: Praise him, all ye stars of light.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praise ye him, O sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars and light.

Darby Bible Translation
Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars of light.

English Revised Version
Praise ye him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars of light.

Webster's Bible Translation
Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

World English Bible
Praise him, sun and moon! Praise him, all you shining stars!

Young's Literal Translation
Praise ye Him, sun and moon, Praise ye Him, all stars of light.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

148:1-6 We, in this dark and sinful world, know little of the heavenly world of light. But we know that there is above us a world of blessed angels. They are always praising God, therefore the psalmist shows his desire that God may be praised in the best manner; also we show that we have communion with spirits above, who are still praising him. The heavens, with all contained in them, declare the glory of God. They call on us, that both by word and deed, we glorify with them the Creator and Redeemer of the universe.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - Praise ye him, sun and moon. Objects of worship to most heathen nations, but here called upon to join in the chorus of praise to God. Praise him, all ye stars of light; i.e. ye brilliant stars, that light up the heaven at night.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Praise ye him, sun and moon,.... The sun praises the Lord, the Creator of it, by doing the work constantly it is appointed to do; to rule by day, and give light and heat to the earth, and the inhabitants of it; and so is the cause of man's praising the Lord for the benefits they receive from it; for its enlightening, warming, and refreshing rays; and for the precious fruits brought forth by it and so the moon likewise doing its office, ruling by night, and reflecting the light of the sun upon the earth, and producing precious fruits, also praises its Maker, and is the occasion, of others praising him; see Psalm 136:1;

praise him, all ye stars of light; which are very beneficial in the night season, especially to mariners and travellers, and shed their benign influences upon the earth and things in it; which are a means of praising the Lord, and in their way they do it, Psalm 136:1. The Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions, read it, "stars and light", wrongly; the stars are luminous bodies, and shine in their own light (c), though the moon with a borrowed light from the sun.

(c) Macrob. in Somn. Scipion. l. 1. c. 19, 20.



Psalm 148:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Praise the Lord from the Heavens!
2Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! 3Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all stars of light! 4Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens!…
Cross References
Psalm 148:2
Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts.

Psalm 148:4
Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.
Treasury of Scripture

Praise you him, sun and moon: praise him, all you stars of light.

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Psalm 8:1-3 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth! who …

Psalm 19:1-6 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork…

Psalm 89:36,37 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me…

Psalm 136:7-9 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endures for ever…

Genesis 1:14-16 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven …

Genesis 8:22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, …

Deuteronomy 4:19 And lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, …

Jeremiah 33:20 Thus said the LORD; If you can break my covenant of the day, and …

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