New American Standard Bible
Bless the LORD, all you works of His, In all places of His dominion; Bless the LORD, O my soul!
King James Bible
Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.
Darby Bible Translation
Bless Jehovah, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless Jehovah, O my soul!
World English Bible
Praise Yahweh, all you works of his, in all places of his dominion. Praise Yahweh, my soul!
Young's Literal Translation
Bless Jehovah, all ye His works, In all places of His dominion. Bless, O my soul, Jehovah!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Bless the Lord, all his works - All that he has made, animate and inanimate, intelligent and brute. It is not uncommon to call on the inanimate creation to join with intelligent beings in praising God. Compare Psalm 148:1-14. The same thing is often found in the "Paradise Lost," and in fact occurs in all poetry.
In all places of his dominion - Wherever he reigns, on earth, or in heaven; here or in distant worlds.
Bless the Lord, O my soul - Ending the psalm as it began, and with the additional reason derived from the fact that the "universe" is called on to do it. As one of the creatures of God; as a part of that vast universe, the psalmist now calls on his own soul to unite with all others - to be one of them - in praising and blessing the Creator. He "desired" thus to unite with all others. His heart was full; and in a universe thus joyous - thus vocal with praise - he wished to be one among the immense multitudes that lifted their voices in adoration of the great Yahweh.
LibraryWhat the Flowers Say.
(Children's Flower Service.) PSALM ciii. 15. "As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth." Children, have you ever heard of the language of flowers? Now, of course, we know that flowers cannot speak as we can. I wish they could. I think they would say such sweet things. But in one way flowers do talk to us. When you give them some water, or when God sends a shower of rain upon them, they give forth a sweet smell; I think that the flowers are speaking then, I think that they are saying, "thank …
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Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
All Your works shall give thanks to You, O LORD, And Your godly ones shall bless You.
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!
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