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Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 148

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 148

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Rashi's Commentary:

Chapter 148

1Hallelujah! Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the heights.   אהַלְלוּיָהּ | הַלְלוּ אֶת יְהֹוָה מִן הַשָּׁמַיִם הַלְלוּהוּ בַּמְּרוֹמִים:
2Praise Him, all His angels; praise Him, all His hosts.   בהַלְלוּהוּ כָּל מַלְאָכָיו הַלְלוּהוּ כָּל צְבָאָיו (כתיב צְבָאָו) :
3Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all stars of the night.   גהַלְלוּהוּ שֶׁמֶשׁ וְיָרֵחַ הַלְלוּהוּ כָּל כּוֹכְבֵי אוֹר:
stars of the night: Heb. כוכבי אור, stars of the night.  
4Praise Him, highest heavens and the water that is above the heavens.   דהַלְלוּהוּ שְׁמֵי הַשָּׁמָיִם וְהַמַּיִם אֲשֶׁר | מֵעַל הַשָּׁמָיִם:
5They shall praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded and they were created.   היְהַלְלוּ אֶת שֵׁם יְהֹוָה כִּי הוּא צִוָּה וְנִבְרָאוּ:
6And He set them up to eternity, yea forever, He issued a decree, which will not change.   ווַיַּעֲמִידֵם לָעַד לְעוֹלָם חָק נָתַן וְלֹא יַעֲבוֹר:
He issued a decree: to them, that this one should serve by day and that one should serve by night.  
which will not change: That decree.  
7Praise the Lord from the earth, sea monsters and all deeps.   זהַלְלוּ אֶת יְהֹוָה מִן הָאָרֶץ תַּנִּינִים וְכָל תְּהֹמוֹת:
sea monsters: Heb. תנינים, huge fish.  
8Fire and hail, snow and vapor, a storm wind, performing His word.   חאֵשׁ וּבָרָד שֶׁלֶג וְקִיטוֹר רוּחַ סְעָרָה עֹשָׂה דְבָרוֹ:
and hail: Heb. וברד, gresle or grezle in Old French, hail.  
snow: Heb. שלג, neyf or nayf in old French, snow.  
and vapor: וקיטור, an expression of a mist called bruine or broine in Old French, mist, fog.  
a storm wind: which performs His word and His mission. Our Sages said (Chag. 12b): These things were originally hidden in heaven, and David came and brought them down to earth because they are kinds of punishment, and it is not fitting for them to be hidden in the dwellings of the Holy One, blessed be He.  
9The mountains and all the hills, fruit trees and all cedars.   טהֶהָרִים וְכָל גְּבָעוֹת עֵץ פְּרִי וְכָל אֲרָזִים:
10Beasts and all cattle, creeping things and winged fowl.   יהַחַיָּה וְכָל בְּהֵמָה רֶמֶשׂ וְצִפּוֹר כָּנָף:
11Kings of the earth and all kingdoms, princes and all judges of the earth.   יאמַלְכֵי אֶרֶץ וְכָל לְּאֻמִּים שָֹרִים וְכָל שֹׁפְטֵי אָרֶץ:
12Youths and also maidens, old men with young boys,   יבבַּחוּרִים וְגַם בְּתוּלוֹת זְקֵנִים עִם נְעָרִים:
13Will praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is powerful; His splendor is on earth and heaven.   יגיְהַלְלוּ | אֶת שֵׁם יְהֹוָה כִּי נִשְׂגָּב שְׁמוֹ לְבַדּוֹ הוֹדוֹ עַל אֶרֶץ וְשָׁמָיִם:
14He raised up a horn for His people, praise to all His pious ones, to the children of Israel, the people close to Him. Hallelujah!   ידוַיָּרֶם קֶרֶן | לְעַמּוֹ תְּהִלָּה לְכָל חֲסִידָיו לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל עַם קְרֹבוֹ הַלְלוּיָהּ:
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