148 rPraise the Lord!
Praise the Lord sfrom the heavens;
praise him tin the heights!
praise him, all his uhosts!
4 Praise him, you vhighest heavens,
and you wwaters above the heavens!
5 xLet them praise the name of the Lord!
For yhe commanded and they were created.
6 And he zestablished them forever and ever;
7 Praise the Lord cfrom the earth,
you dgreat sea creatures and all deeps,
9 iMountains and all hills,
10 lBeasts and all livestock,
creeping things and mflying birds!
11 Kings of the earth and nall peoples,
13 oLet them praise the name of the Lord,
for phis name alone is exalted;
qhis majesty is above earth and heaven.
14 He has rraised up a horn for his people,
spraise for all his saints,
for the people of Israel who are tnear to him.
uPraise the Lord!
 148:6 Or it shall not be transgressed
149 uPraise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord va new song,
his praise in wthe assembly of the godly!
let the children of Zion rejoice in their zKing!
3 Let them praise his name with adancing,
4 For the Lord dtakes pleasure in his people;
he eadorns the humble with salvation.
6 Let hthe high praises of God be in their throats
and itwo-edged swords in their hands,
8 to bind their kings with jchains
9 to execute on them the judgment kwritten!
lThis is honor for all his godly ones.
uPraise the Lord!
150 uPraise the Lord!
Praise God in his msanctuary;
2 Praise him for his omighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent pgreatness!
3 Praise him with qtrumpet sound;
5 Praise him with sounding vcymbals;
6 Let weverything that has breath praise the Lord!
xPraise the Lord!
 150:1 Hebrew expanse (compare Genesis 1:6–8)
114 When pIsrael went out from Egypt,
the house of Jacob from qa people of strange language,
2 Judah became his rsanctuary,
3 sThe sea looked and fled;
tJordan turned back.
4 uThe mountains skipped like rams,
5 What vails you, O sea, that you flee?
7 wTremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,
zthe flint into a spring of water.
115 aNot to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,
bfor the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
c“Where is their God?”
3 dOur God is in the heavens;
ehe does all that he pleases.
4 fTheir idols are silver and gold,
gthe work of human hands.
5 They have mouths, hbut do not speak;
8 iThose who make them become like them;
He is their lhelp and their shield.
10 O jhouse of Aaron, trust in the Lord!
He is their help and mtheir shield.
11 You nwho fear the Lord, trust in the Lord!
he will bless othe house of Israel;
he will bless othe house of Aaron;
13 he will pbless those who fear the Lord,
qboth the small and the great.
14 May the Lord rgive you increase,
15 May syou be blessed by the Lord,
twho made heaven and earth!
17 uThe dead do not praise the Lord,
nor do any who go down into vsilence.
18 But wwe will bless the Lord
xPraise the Lord!
 115:9 Masoretic Text; many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac O house of Israel
My beloved had va vineyard
and planted it with wchoice vines;
and xhe looked for it to yield grapes,
4 yWhat more was there to do for my vineyard,
xWhen I looked for it to yield grapes,
I will remove zits hedge,
and it shall be devoured;1
aI will break down its wall,
and bbriers and thorns shall grow up;
cI will also command the clouds
7 dFor the vineyard of the Lord of hosts
but behold, bloodshed;2
but behold, an outcry!3
11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, cwhat sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 dwaiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and ethe heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for fnew heavens and a new earth gin which righteousness dwells.
14 hTherefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him iwithout spot or jblemish, and kat peace. 15 And count lthe patience of our Lord as salvation, just as mour beloved brother Paul also wrote to you naccording to the wisdom given him, 16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. oThere are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, pas they do the other Scriptures. 17 You therefore, beloved, qknowing this beforehand, rtake care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. 18 But sgrow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. tTo him be the glory both now and to the day of ueternity. Amen.
28 I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” 29 (iWhen all the people heard this, and jthe tax collectors too, they declared God just,1 jhaving been baptized with kthe baptism of John, 30 lbut the Pharisees and mthe lawyers nrejected othe purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.)
33 For John the Baptist has come peating no bread and qdrinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ 34 The Son of Man has come reating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, sa friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ 35 Yet twisdom is justified by all her children.”
 7:29 Greek they justified God