Psalm 148:5
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New International Version
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for at his command they were created,

New Living Translation
Let every created thing give praise to the LORD, for he issued his command, and they came into being.

English Standard Version
Let them praise the name of the LORD! For he commanded and they were created.

New American Standard Bible
Let them praise the name of the LORD, For He commanded and they were created.

King James Bible
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let them praise the name of Yahweh, for He commanded, and they were created.

International Standard Version
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he himself gave the command that they be created.

NET Bible
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he gave the command and they came into existence.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let them praise The Name of Lord Jehovah because he spoke and they existed; he commanded and they were created!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let them praise the name of the LORD because they were created by his command.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let them praise the name of the LORD; for he commanded, and they were created.

King James 2000 Bible
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

American King James Version
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

American Standard Version
Let them praise the name of Jehovah; For he commanded, and they were created.

Douay-Rheims Bible
praise the name of the Lord. For he spoke, and they were made: he commanded, and they were created.

Darby Bible Translation
Let them praise the name of Jehovah, for he it is that commanded, and they were created:

English Revised Version
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

World English Bible
Let them praise the name of Yahweh, For he commanded, and they were created.

Young's Literal Translation
They do praise the name of Jehovah, For He commanded, and they were created.
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 5. - Let them praise the Name of the Lord. Frequent changes of person, when no doubt can arise as to the meaning, are a sort of Hebrew idiom. They give liveliness and variety. For he commanded, and they were created (Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 15, etc.). All creation sprang into being at the word of God (Psalm 33:8).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Let them praise the name of the Lord,.... Set forth the glory of the nature and perfections of God, and celebrate the praise of them; even all celestial creatures, the angels, the hosts of heaven, the sun, moon, and stars; the heavens, and the haven of heavens, and the waters above them; and that for the following reasons;

for he commanded, and they were created; they are all his creatures, and therefore should praise him: he is the "Father of spirits", of angelic spirits, as well as the spirits of men; and the "Father of lights", of all the luminaries of the heavens; and he has made the heavens themselves, and all their hosts, and the firmament dividing the waters above and below; and all this by an almighty "fiat", at a word of command; he spoke, and they came into being at once, Hebrews 12:9, James 1:17.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. praise the name—as representing His perfections.

he commanded—"He" is emphatic, ascribing creation to God alone.

Psalm 148:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Praise the Lord from the Heavens!
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. 6He has also established them forever and ever; He has made a decree which will not pass away.…
Cross References
Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Psalm 33:6
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 33:9
For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

Psalm 147:15
He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.

Jeremiah 10:12
But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
Treasury of Scripture

Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

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Psalm 33:6-9 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of …

Psalm 95:5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

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Jeremiah 10:11-13 Thus shall you say to them, The gods that have not made the heavens …

Amos 9:6 It is he that builds his stories in the heaven, and has founded his …

Revelation 4:11 You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for …

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