Psalm 113

Praise to the Lord. He is great and above all yet humble raising up the poor.
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Explanation
The first of six Passover hymns, known as the Hallel and sung when approaching Jerusalem.
 1 ¶ Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.
 2  Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.
 3  From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised.
  1 - Praise See on ps10435; ps11101. Also ps148, ps150.
  3 - Unto the going down Our thoughts should be steadily on the goodness of God. This helps avoid apostasy ro0120.
 4  The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
 5  Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
 6  Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
  4 - All nations See da0221.
  Christ took the form of humanity ph0205. He overcame where Adam failed so that, by His sacrifice as the Passover Lamb, we might be redeemed.
 7  He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
 8  That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
 9  He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.
  9 - Barren woman This is our clue that the psalm draws from the prayer of Hannah 1sa0201-10.

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The structure of this psalm

            Praise ye the Lord (1)
                Who is to praise Him and when (2,3)
                    The Lord's greatness and amazing humility  (4-6) Praise His name
                Why praise the Lord His goodness to the lowly ones  (7-9a)
            Praise ye the Lord (9b)

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