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Psalms 113



1An exhortation to praise God for his excellency;
6for his mercy.

Verse 1
Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.
&) This and the following five Psalms form what is called by the Hebrews the great Hallel, or praise; which was sung on their most solemn festivals, and particularly after the celebration of the Passover. (See Mt 26:30. Mr 24:26.) This and the following were probably composed after the return from the captivity.
Praise ye the Lord
Heb. Hallelujah.
Praise, O
33:1,2; 103:20,21; 134:1; 135:1-3,20; 145:10; Ephesians 5:19,20; Revelation 19:5

Verse 2
Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.
41:13; 106:48; 1 Chronicles 16:36; 29:10-13; Daniel 2:20; Ephesians 3:21; Revelation 5:13

Verse 3
From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised.
72:11,17-19; 86:9; Isaiah 24:16; 42:10-12; 49:13; 59:19; Habakkuk 2:14; Malachi 1:11; Romans 15:9,10; Revelation 11:15

Verse 4
The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
97:9; 99:2; Isaiah 40:15,17,22
his glory
8:1; 57:10,11; 1 Kings 8:27; Isaiah 66:1

Verse 5
Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
89:6,8; Exodus 15:11; Deuteronomy 33:26; Isaiah 40:18,25; 16:5; Jeremiah 10:6
Heb. exalteth himself to dwell.

Verse 6
Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
11:4; Job 4:18; 15:15; Isaiah 6:2
in heaven
Bp. Lowth observes that the two members of this line are to be referred severally to the two preceding lines; as if it were, "Who is exalted to dwell in the heavens; and who humbleth himself to inspect the things on earth."
in the earth
138:6; Isaiah 57:15; 66:2

Verse 7
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
75:6,7; 107:41; Job 5:11,15,16; Ezekiel 17:24; 21:26,27; Luke 1:52,53; James 2:5
out of
22:15; Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:2,3; Acts 2:31-33; Ephesians 1:20,21; 1 Peter 3:21,22
1 Samuel 2:7,8; 24:14; 2 Samuel 7:8,9; Job 2:8; 36:6,7

Verse 8
That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
45:16; 68:13; Genesis 41:41; Philippians 2:8-11; Revelation 5:9,10

Verse 9
He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.
68:6; Genesis 21:5-7; 25:21; 30:22,23; 1 Samuel 2:5; Isaiah 54:1; Luke 1:13-15; Galatians 4:27
keep house
Heb. dwell in an house.


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 113:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge".

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