Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
Ps 150:1-6. This is a suitable doxology for the whole book, reciting the "place, theme, mode, and extent of God's high praise."
1. in his sanctuary—on earth.
firmament of his power—which illustrates His power.
Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
2. mighty acts—(Ps 145:4).
excellent greatness—or, abundance of greatness.
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
3, 4. trumpet—used to call religious assemblies;
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
4. organs—or pipe, a wind instrument, and the others were used in worship.
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
5. cymbals—suited to loud praise (Ne 12:27).
Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
6. Living voices shall take up the failing sounds of dead instruments, and as they cease on earth, those of intelligent ransomed spirits and holy angels, as with the sound of mighty thunders, will prolong eternally the praise, saying: "Alleluia! Salvation, and Glory, and Honor, and Power, unto the Lord our God;" "Alleluia! for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth." Amen!