Psalm 148 A horn?

seekeroftruth

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Psalm 148:1 Praise the Lord.[a]
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights above.
2 Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
3 Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, you highest heavens
and you waters above the skies.
5 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for at his command they were created,
6 and he established them for ever and ever—
he issued a decree that will never pass away.
7 Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
stormy winds that do his bidding,
9 you mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women,
old men and children.
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,[b]
the praise of all his faithful servants,
of Israel, the people close to his heart.
Praise the Lord.


a. Psalm 148:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 14
b. Psalm 148:14 Horn here symbolizes strength

I got this commentary from enduringword.com.

He also established them forever and ever: These heavenly things – angels, the sun, the moon, the stars, the sky itself – were not only made by God, but they also continue because of His word (a decree). Their continued establishment gives them reason to praise the God who is the cause of it.​
Kings of the earth and all peoples: Yahweh’s praise should extend to those who are made in His image. All humanity – kings, princes, judges, young and old – all owe praise to the God who made them and sustains them.​
He has exalted the horn of His people: Yahweh deserves such praise from all things on earth because He has rescued and established His people. Those who find their power (the horn of His people) established because of Yahweh owe Him praise.​

There was a lot of talk about "horns" in the book of Revelation. I saw on the news the other day that a lady was gored by a bison in one of the state parks. Now if the bison had only hit the woman with his head.... it would have put her on her keister..... but horns make the bison deadly. It was the horns that hospitalized the woman..... so "horns" is a good word to symbolize "strength".

This is a praise song and IMHO it says all our strength comes from God.... so give God a shout out for keeping us strong and safe.

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