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Psalms 148:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, And ye waters that are above the heavens.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that [be] above the heavens.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that [are] above the heavens.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that are above the heavens.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Praise him, O ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that are above the heavens;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Praise ye Him, heavens of heavens, And ye waters that are above the heavens.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Praise him, ye heavens of heavens: and let all the waters that are above the heavens
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Praise him ye heauens of heauens: and ye waters that [be] aboue the heauens.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and the water that is above the heavens.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that [be] above the heavens.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Praise 1984
{1984} Prime
הָלַל
halal
{haw-lal'}
A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify.
z8761
<8761> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 446
him, ye heavens 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
of heavens, 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
and ye waters 4325
{4325} Prime
מַיִם
mayim
{mah'-yim}
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
that x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
[be] above x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the heavens. 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 148:4

_ _ heavens of heavens — the very highest.

_ _ waters — clouds, resting above the visible heavens (compare Genesis 1:7).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 148:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 148:4

Heavens of heavens — Ye highest heavens, the place of God's throne. Waters — Ye clouds which are above a part of the heavens.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 148:4

Praise him, ye (c) heavens of heavens, and ye (d) waters that [be] above the heavens.

(c) Not 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.

(d) That is, the rain which is in the middle region of the air, which he here comprehends under the name of the heavens.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
heavens:

Psalms 113:6 Who humbleth [himself] to behold [the things that are] in heaven, and in the earth!
1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?
2 Corinthians 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

waters:

Psalms 104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
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: and it was so.
Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
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Gn 1:7; 7:11. 1K 8:27. Ps 104:3; 113:6. 2Co 12:2.

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