Psalm 150

1 Praise ye Jehovah.
Praise God in his sanctuary:
Praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts:
Praise him according to his excellent greatness.

1 To praise in the sanctuary means from the truth of faith which is from the Lord, and to praise in the firmament of power means from the good of charity which is from the Lord. A. 8330.
See Psalm civ. 35. R. 803.
See Psalm civ. 35. E. 1197.
1, 2. The Lord ought to be worshipped because He is omnipotent. P. P.

3 Praise him with trumpet sound:
Praise him with psaltery and harp.
4 Praise him with timbrel and dance:
Praise him with stringed instruments and pipe.
5 Praise him with loud cymbals:
Praise him with high sounding cymbals.

3 See Psalm lxxxix. 16. E. 502.
3-5. These instruments stand for the goods and truths of faith, which are the subject of praise. Let no one suppose that so many instruments would be named, if each had not its own signification. A. 420.
Praising with the timbrel and dance means from truth and good of faith, with stringed instruments and the organ from truths, and the good therefrom. Because instruments of every kind by correspondence signified the enjoyments and pleasures of spiritual and celestial affection, therefore also it was inscribed on many of the Psalms of David, and indicated how they were to be sung. A- 8337.
See Psalm xcii. 2, 4. E. 323.
See Psalm xlvii. 2, 6, 9. E. 326.
3-6. He ought to be worshipped from every affection of good and truth. P. P.
4 See Psalm xxx. 12. A. 8339.
See Psalm xxx. 12. A. 10416.

6 Let everything that hath breath praise Jehovah.
Praise ye Jehovah.

6 See Psalm civ. 35. R. 803.
” Let every soul praise Jah. ” Soul stands for the life of the spirit of man, which is called his spiritual life.
E. 750.
See Psalm civ. 35. E. 1197.

The End.

Author: EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (1688-1772)