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

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

Darby 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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Heavens of heavens - Heavens exceeding heavens. Systems of systems extending as far beyond the solar system, as it does beyond the lowest deeps. The endless systematic concatenation of worlds.

Ye waters that be above the heavens - This refers to Genesis 1:7 (note), where see the notes. Clouds, vapours, air, exhalations, rain, Snow, and meteors of every kind.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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 of heavens cannot contain you...

2 Corinthians 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell...


Psalm 104:3 Who lays the beams of his chambers in the waters: who makes the clouds his chariot: who walks on the wings of the wind:

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

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

That Worthy Name.
James ii:7. IN the second chapter of the Epistle of James the Holy Spirit speaks of our ever blessed Lord as "that worthy Name." Precious Word! precious to every heart that knows Him and delights to exalt His glorious and worthy Name. His Name is "far above every Name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come." (Ephes. i:21.) It is "as ointment poured forth" (Song of Sol. i:3); yea, His Name alone is excellent (Psalm cxlviii:13). But according to His worth that blessed
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

Covenanting a Privilege of Believers.
Whatever attainment is made by any as distinguished from the wicked, or whatever gracious benefit is enjoyed, is a spiritual privilege. Adoption into the family of God is of this character. "He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power (margin, or, the right; or, privilege) to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name."[617] And every co-ordinate benefit is essentially so likewise. The evidence besides, that Covenanting
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

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 the body I do not know--God knows.

Genesis 1:7
So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so.

Deuteronomy 10:14
To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it.

1 Kings 8:27
"But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!

Nehemiah 9:6
You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.

Psalm 68:33
to him who rides across the highest heavens, the ancient heavens, who thunders with mighty voice.

Psalm 148:3
Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.

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