Matthew Poole's Commentary
Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.THE ARGUMENT
This Psalm agrees much with the former, and is an invitation to all men to praise God, and especially to the Levites, or those of them who were appointed to this work, as may be gathered both from the place in which they are to praise him, which is, according to our translation, in his sanctuary, Psalm 150:1, and from that great variety of instruments here mentioned, all which were frequently used in their temple service, and seldom elsewhere.
An exhortation to praise the holiness, power, and kindness of God, with all sorts of, musical instruments.
In his sanctuary; in his temple, where this work was to be performed constantly and solemnly. Or, who dwelleth in his sanctuary. So it describeth and limiteth the object of their praises. Or, for (as this particle is used in the next verse) his sanctuary, for this great favour of placing his sanctuary and dwelling-place amongst men.
In the firmament of his power; in his heavenly mansion, there let the blessed angels praise him. Or, who dwelleth in the firmament, or spreading forth of his power, to wit, in the heavens, which were stretched out by his great power, and in which are the most glorious testimonies of his infinite power. Or, for the firmament, &c.; for that glorious and astonishing piece of his workmanship.
Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.As his infinite majesty deserves to be praised.
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.No text from Poole on this verse.
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.No text from Poole on this verse.
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.No text from Poole on this verse.
Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.Every thing that hath breath; every living creature in heaven and in earth, Revelation 5:13, according to their several capabilities, some objectively, others actively, as was noted before.