New American Standard Bible
Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will.
King James Bible
Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
Darby Bible Translation
Bless Jehovah, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his that do his will.
World English Bible
Praise Yahweh, all you armies of his, you servants of his, who do his pleasure.
Young's Literal Translation
Bless Jehovah, all ye His hosts, His ministers -- doing His pleasure.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts - His armies; the vast multitudes of holy beings, arranged and marshalled as hosts for battle, in all parts of the universe. Compare the notes at Isaiah 1:9; notes at Ephesians 1:21.
Ye ministers of his - The same beings referred to by the word "hosts," and all others who may be employed in executing his will. The "hosts" or armies of the Lord are thus marshalled that they may "do his pleasure," or that they may execute his purposes.
That do his pleasure - What is agreeable to him; that is, who perform his will. Employed in his service, and appointed to execute his will, they are called on to bless his name. The fact of being employed in his service is a sufficient reason for praise. It is implied here that those "ministers of his" actually do his will. They are obedient to his commands; they regard themselves as employed for him.
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And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
1 Kings 22:19
Micaiah said, "Therefore, hear the word of the LORD. I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left.
"You alone are the LORD. You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You.
He makes the winds His messengers, Flaming fire His ministers.
A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless the LORD, all servants of the LORD, Who serve by night in the house of the LORD!
Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts!
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