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Psalms 148:4

    Psalms 148:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Praise him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that be above the heavens.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, And ye waters that are above the heavens.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give praise to him, you highest heavens, and you waters which are over the heavens.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 148:4

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 148:4

    Praise him, ye heavens of heavens - Referring to the idea that there is one heaven rising above another. See the notes at Psalm 68:33. See 1 Kings 8:27 : "Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee." Compare 2 Chronicles 2:6.

    And ye waters that be above the heavens - 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." The allusion here is to the waters which seem to be above the lower heaven, that is, the air, and which seem to come from some higher region - some higher heaven. See the notes at Psalm 104:3 : "Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters."