1 Praise ye the Lord. Prayse ye the Lord from the heauen: prayse ye him in the high places.
2 Praise ye him, allBecause they are members of the same body, he sets them before our eyes, who are most willing and by their prompt obedience teach us to do our duty.his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
3 Praise ye him,In that God's glory shines in these insensible creatures, this their beauty is as a continual praising of God.sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
4 Praise him, yeNot that there are various heavens, but because of the spheres and of the situation of the fixed stars and planets, he comprehends by this word the whole heavens.heavens of heavens, and yeThat is, the rain which is in the middle region of the air, which he here comprehends under the name of the heavens.waters that [be] above the heavens.
5 Let them prayse the Name of the Lord: for he commauded, and they were created.
6 And he hath established them for euer and euer: he hath made an ordinance, which shall not passe.
7 Praise the LORD from the earth, yeMeaning the great and monstrous fishes, as whales and such like.dragons, and all deeps:
8 Which come not by chance or fortune, but by God's appointed ordinance.Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
9 Mountaines and all hils, fruitfull trees and all ceders:
10 Beasts and all cattell, creeping things and fethered foules:
11 For the greater gifts that any has received and the more high that one is preferred, the more bound is he to praise God for the same: but neither high nor low condition or degree can be exempted from this duty.Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:
12 Yong men and maidens, also olde men and children:
13 Let them prayse the Name of the Lord: for his Name onely is to be exalted, and his prayse aboue the earth and the heauens.
14 He also exalteth theThat is, the dignity, power and glory of his Church.horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; [even] of theBy reason of his covenant made with Abraham.children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.