Psalm 148

Psalm 148
All Creation called to Praise Jehovah, From Heaven Down to the Lower Creation
Psalm 148. In this Psalm we have all creation called to praise Jehovah, from heaven down to the lower creation. The whole sweep of creation is encompassed with this praise! In Genesis 1:1 Elohim created the heavens and earth, but now they praise Jehovah!
1 Hallelujah! Praise Jehovah from the heavens; praise him in the heights.
2 Praise ye him, all his angels; praise ye him, all his hosts.
3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars of light.
4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that are above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the name of Jehovah, for he it is that commanded, and they were created:
6 And he established them for ever and ever; he made for them a statute which shall not pass.
vv.1-6 The Heavens Praise Jehovah. First we have the heavens praising Jehovah. It begins with the very highest heights, then encompasses the angels, the hosts, the heavenly bodies (sun, moon, stars), then the wider “heaven of heavens”, then the watery clouds. 
7 Praise Jehovah from the earth, ye sea-monsters, and all deeps;
8 Fire and hail, snow and vapour, stormy wind fulfilling his word;
9 Mountains and all hills, fruit-trees and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle, creeping things and winged fowl;
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all judges of the earth;
12 Both young men and maidens, old men with youths, —
13 Let them praise the name of Jehovah: for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above the earth and the heavens.
vv.7-13 The Earth Praises Jehovah. The praise encompasses the earth from great to small, including the great oceans with their sea monsters (whales, etc.), the elements themselves, the mountains, and the trees. The animal kingdom praises Jehovah, and then the intelligent race of man. From highest (kings) to lowest (youths), they praise the name of Jehovah; “his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above the earth and the heavens”.
14 And he hath lifted up the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints, even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Hallelujah!
v.14 Israel Praises Jehovah. Israel also praises Jehovah for His great deliverance. They are called “His saints… the children of Israel, a people near unto Him”.