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Psalms 148:7

    Psalms 148:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Praise the LORD from the earth, you dragons, and all deeps:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Praise Jehovah from the earth, Ye sea-monsters, and all deeps.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give praise to the Lord from the earth, you great sea-beasts, and deep places:

    Webster's Revision

    Praise Jehovah from the earth, Ye sea-monsters, and all deeps.

    World English Bible

    Praise Yahweh from the earth, you great sea creatures, and all depths!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 148:7

    Praise the Lord from the earth - As in the first address, he calls upon the heavens and all that belong to them; so here, in this second part, he calls upon the earth, and all that belong to it.

    Ye dragons - תנינים tanninim, whales, porpoises, sharks, and sea-monsters of all kinds.

    And all deeps - Whatsoever is contained in the sea, whirlpools, eddies, ground tides, with the astonishing flux and reflux of the ocean.

    Every thing, in its place and nature, shows forth the perfections of its Creator.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 148:7

    Praise the Lord from the earth - From among those who dwell on the earth. In respect to terrestrial objects, let these also unite in the praise of God.

    Ye dragons - On the meaning of this word, see Psalm 91:13, note; Isaiah 13:22, note. The word may mean a great fish, a whale, a sea monster, or a serpent. It would seem to refer here to whales and sea monsters. See the notes at Revelation 12:3.

    And all deeps - All that are in the depths of the sea. Not merely the "dragons" or sea monsters, but all that inhabit the oceans.

    Psalm 148:7-12.(Compare 1 Chronicles 16:31; Habakkuk 3:10-11.)

    The cedars of Lebanon - (note, Isaiah 10:34). The cedars of Lebanon were much celebrated for building; and it is not impossible that the king of Babylon had obtained timber from that mountain with which to construct his palaces at Babylon. They are now represented as rejoicing that he is fallen, since they would be safe and undisturbed. A similar figure of speech occurs in Virgil, "Ecl." v. 68:

    Peace, peace, mild Daphnis loves; with joyous cry.

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    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 148:7

    148:7 Dragons - Either serpents, which hide in the deep caverns of the earth; or whales, and other sea - monsters, which dwell in the depths of the sea.