Psalm 148:7
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New International Version
Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,

New Living Translation
Praise the LORD from the earth, you creatures of the ocean depths,

English Standard Version
Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps,

New American Standard Bible
Praise the LORD from the earth, Sea monsters and all deeps;

King James Bible
Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Praise the LORD from the earth, all sea monsters and ocean depths,

International Standard Version
Praise the LORD, you from the earth, you creatures of the sea and all you depths,

NET Bible
Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea creatures and all you ocean depths,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Praise Lord Jehovah from the Earth, dragons and all the depths!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Praise the LORD from the earth. Praise him, large sea creatures and all the ocean depths,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons and all deeps,

King James 2000 Bible
Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea creatures, and all deeps:

American King James Version
Praise the LORD from the earth, you dragons, and all deeps:

American Standard Version
Praise Jehovah from the earth, Ye sea-monsters, and all deeps.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all ye deeps:

Darby Bible Translation
Praise Jehovah from the earth, ye sea-monsters, and all deeps;

English Revised Version
Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

Webster's Bible Translation
Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

World English Bible
Praise Yahweh from the earth, you great sea creatures, and all depths!

Young's Literal Translation
Praise ye Jehovah from the earth, Dragons and all deeps,
Parallel Commentaries
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 7. - Praise the Lord from the earth. The counterpart of the clause in ver. 1, "Praise ye the Lord from the heavens." Earth must join with heaven in the praise of God. Ye dragons; or, "ye sea-monsters" (comp. Psalm 74:13, where the same word is used). Hengstenberg translates by "whales;" but all the greater sea-animals are probably included. And all deeps. The extreme "ocean depths" are meant - "lower deeps," in certain parts of what was commonly known as "the great deep" (Psalm 36:6).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Praise the Lord from the earth,.... Let his praise resound from all creatures on earth, and reach him in the highest heavens; this phrase comprehends all terrestrial beings afterwards particularly mentioned; all in the terraqueous globe, all that arise from it, are upon it, or within it;

ye dragons, and all deeps; either land dragons, or rather sea dragons, the water or sea being the proper place of them, Psalm 44:19; these, as cruel, as poisonous, and pernicious as they are, are made to honour and praise the Lord, Isaiah 43:20; and such as are mystically signified by, them, as Satan, tyrannical and persecuting princes, and antichristian ones, as Pharaoh king of Egypt, Rome Pagan and Papal; out of whom the Lord has or will get himself praise in the deliverance of his people from them, and in the destruction of them, and in the confessions they have been obliged to make of him, Revelation 12:3; these seem to be set in contrast with the angels. The word is used for the great whales the Lord made, which are thought to be the same with the "leviathan" of Job; of whom so many things are said, which declare the power and wisdom of God in the formation of it, Genesis 1:21, &c. and these may be put for the innumerable creatures in the sea, which in their way show forth the praise and glory of God, Psalm 102:24; as "all deeps" do, deep waters, especially the depths of the sea, and the inhabitants of them; where the wonders of God are to be seen, and give occasion to those that go down to the sea in ships to praise his name, Psalm 107:23.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7-10. The call on the earth, as opposed to heaven, includes seas or depths, whose inhabitants the dragon, as one of the largest (on leviathan, see on [636]Ps 104:26), is selected to represent. The most destructive and ungovernable agents of inanimate nature are introduced.

Psalm 148:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Praise the Lord from the Heavens!
6He has also established them forever and ever; He has made a decree which will not pass away. 7Praise the LORD from the earth, Sea monsters and all deeps; 8Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;…
Cross References
Genesis 1:2
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Genesis 1:21
So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Deuteronomy 33:13
About Joseph he said: "May the LORD bless his land with the precious dew from heaven above and with the deep waters that lie below;

Psalm 74:13
It was you who split open the sea by your power; you broke the heads of the monster in the waters.

Isaiah 44:23
Sing for joy, you heavens, for the LORD has done this; shout aloud, you earth beneath. Burst into song, you mountains, you forests and all your trees, for the LORD has redeemed Jacob, he displays his glory in Israel.

Habakkuk 3:10
the mountains saw you and writhed. Torrents of water swept by; the deep roared and lifted its waves on high.
Treasury of Scripture

Praise the LORD from the earth, you dragons, and all deeps:

from the earth

Psalm 148:1 Praise you the LORD. Praise you the LORD from the heavens: praise …

ye dragons

Psalm 74:13,14 You did divide the sea by your strength: you brake the heads of the …

Psalm 104:25,26 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, …

Genesis 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moves, …

Job 41:1 Can you draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord …

Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall …

Isaiah 43:20 The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the owls: …

Isaiah 51:9,10 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the …

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