Psalm 148:4
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New International Version
Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.

New Living Translation
Praise him, skies above! Praise him, vapors high above the clouds!

English Standard Version
Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!

New American Standard Bible
Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens!

King James Bible
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Praise Him, highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens.

International Standard Version
Praise him, you heaven of heavens, and you waters above the heavens.

NET Bible
Praise him, O highest heaven, and you waters above the sky!

New Heart English Bible
Praise him, you heavens of heavens, You waters that are above the heavens.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Praise him, Heaven of Heavens; The waters higher than the Heavens!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Praise him, you highest heaven and the water above the sky.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens, And ye waters that are above the heavens.

New American Standard 1977
Praise Him, highest heavens,
            And the waters that are above the heavens!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens and ye waters that are above the heavens.

King James 2000 Bible
Praise him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that be above the heavens.

American King James Version
Praise him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that be above the heavens.

American Standard Version
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, And ye waters that are above the heavens.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens: and let all the waters that are above the heavens

Darby Bible Translation
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that are above the heavens.

English Revised Version
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

Webster's Bible Translation
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that are above the heavens.

World English Bible
Praise him, you heavens of heavens, You waters that are above the heavens.

Young's Literal Translation
Praise ye Him, heavens of heavens, And ye waters that are above the heavens.
Study Bible
Praise the Lord from the Heavens!
3Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all stars of light! 4Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens! 5Let them praise the name of the LORD, For He commanded and they were created.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 12:2
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of it I do not know, but God knows.

Genesis 1:7
God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.

Deuteronomy 10:14
"Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it.

1 Kings 8:27
"But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built!

Nehemiah 9:6
"You alone are the LORD. You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You.

Psalm 68:33
To Him who rides upon the highest heavens, which are from ancient times; Behold, He speaks forth with His voice, a mighty voice.

Psalm 148:3
Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all stars of light!

Jeremiah 10:12
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.
Treasury of Scripture

Praise him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that be above the heavens.

heavens

Psalm 113:6 Who humbles himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!

1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven …

2 Corinthians 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the …

waters

Psalm 104:3 Who lays the beams of his chambers in the waters: who makes the clouds …

Genesis 1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under …

Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the …

(4) Heavens of heavens.--See Psalm 68:33, and references. Before passing downwards to the earth the invocation pauses to combine all the heights, which have been before addressed in the expression which denotes their position relatively to the earth; the highest heaven of all, and then the world of water which, in the Hebrew conception of the Cosmos, was supposed to be the foundation, while itself rests on the firmament or heavenly vault. (See Psalm 104:3.)

Verse 4. - Praise him, ye heavens of heavens; i.e. "ye highest heavens" (comp. Deuteronomy 10:14; 1 Kings 8:27; Psalm 68:33). And ye waters that be above the heavens (comp. Genesis 1:7). The clouds are probably intended. Praise him, ye heaven of heavens,.... All the heavens, the airy and starry heavens; and the third heaven, the residence of God, angels and saints: these are made by the Lord, and declare the glory of his power, wisdom, and goodness, and show forth his handiwork, Psalm 19:1. A voice was heard from heaven, praising Jehovah the Son, when on earth in our nature; a cloud of the lower heavens received him when he went from hence, and in the clouds thereof he will come again: the highest heavens opened to receive him, and will retain him until the restitution of all things; and from hence he will descend to judge the world in righteousness, Matthew 3:16;

and ye waters that be above the heavens; divided by the firmament from the waters below; and are no other than the thick clouds, in which the waters are bound up, and not rent, but at the pleasure of God, Genesis 1:7; so Seneca (d) calls the clouds the celestial waters. And these give men occasion to praise the Lord, that those vast bodies of water that are over their heads are not let down in such large quantities upon them as would destroy them; and that are carried about from place to place, and let down and gentle showers, to water and refresh the earth, and make it fruitful, so that it brings forth food for man and beast. The Targum is,

"ye waters, that by the Word (of the Lord) hang above the heavens;''

in which is displayed the glory of amazing power, wisdom, and goodness. The most ancient Syrians and Arabians were thoroughly persuaded, that beyond the bounds of the visible heavens there was a great sea, without any limits; which some (e) suppose to be the waters here meant.

(d) Nat. Quaest. l. 3. c. 23. (e) Vid. Steeb. Coelum Sephirot. Heb. c. 7. s. 3. p. 126, 127. and Gregory's Works, p. 110. 4. heavens of heavens—the very highest.

waters—clouds, resting above the visible heavens (compare Ge 1:7).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.
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