Psalm 113

Praise to the Lord. He is great and above all yet humble raising up the poor.
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.


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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