“The heavens are Yahweh’s heavens.
The earth he has given to human beings.
The dead do not praise Yahweh.
Those that go down into silence
Do not praise Yahweh.
We will bless Yahweh
From this time on and forevermore.
This psalm ends with a rousing praise to Yahweh or an Alleluia, the Hebrew “Hallelujah.” In a sharp distinction this psalmist says that the heavens belong to Yahweh, but he has given earth to the humans. The dead and those who are silenced in Sheol cannot praise Yahweh. The living on earth will bless and praise Yahweh from this time on and forever.