“Can’t Give Up Now,” Mary Mary
“PRAISE YE THE LORD,” Psalm 148:1) Praise Ye The Lord. Praise Ye The Lord From The Heavens. Praise Him In The Heights. 2) Praise Ye Him, All His Angels: Praise Ye Him, All His Hosts. 3) Praise Ye Him, Sun And Moon: Praise Him, All Ye Stars Of Light. 4) Praise Him, Ye Heavens Of Heavens, And Ye Waters That Be Above The Heavens. 1 Kings 8:27. 5) Let Them Praise The Name Of The Lord: For He Commanded, And They Were Created. Hebrews 11;3. 6) He Hath Also Stablished Them For Ever And Ever: He Hath Made A Decree Which Shall Not Pass. Jeremiah 33:25.
John Gill’s Exposition Of The Bible – v4, Praise Him, He 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, ( Psalms 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 ) ( 17:5 ) ( Acts 1:9 ) ( 3:21 ) ( Revelation 1:7). 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 ) ( Job 26:9 ) ; so called 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. (It is said) “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 F5 suppose to be the waters here meant.
Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – Psalm 148 – Is A Complex Psalm. Because of It’s many references to the Creation, It can be labeled A Wisdom Psalm, and more particularly A Creation Psalm (Psalm 19:104). It is also highly charged with Praise. Like Psalm 19, This Psalm Moves From The Heavens To The Human Heart.
Quest Study Bible – v1-10, “How can things Praise God?” This is poetic language. The heavens (sun, moon, stars) are personified to paint a picture of God’s Control Over All Creation. Though only human’s consciously and verbally express their Praise To God (v. 14), the rest of Creation Gives Its Praise To God By Being What He Has Made It To Be–-For He Commanded And They Were Created (v. 5). Also see “Why describe inanimate objects as Rejoicing?” (96:11-13).
Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v1-6, 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.