Psa 113: Praise God for His goodness seen on earth
Comments: A simple psalm of praise. First it brings
a call to the whole earth to praise Him [v.1-4], then it gives
just a few simple reasons why He is worthy of our praise [v.5-9].
A simple psalm to be declared out loud.]
1: v.1-4: A call to praise the Lord
Let God's people praise Him
the Lord .
the Lord ,
you his servants;
praise the name of the Lord .
May His name be praised for ever
the name of the Lord
both now and for evermore.
May it be praised all over the world
the rising of the sun to the place where it sets,
the name of the Lord is to be praised.
May it be praised in every nation
is exalted over all the nations,
his glory above the heavens.
2: v.5-9: The activities of the Lord
There is no one like Him who reigns from on high
is like the Lord
the One who sits enthroned on high,
The One who is concerned with the affairs of the earth
stoops down to look
on the heavens and the earth?
Who comes to help the poor and needy
raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
Who elevates them in society
seats them with princes,
with the princes of his people.
Who enables the barren to bear children
settles the childless woman in her home
as a happy mother of children.
Comments: See clearly the call to the whole world to
praise God [v.1-4] and then ponder on His simple actions it focuses
on in v.5-9, then join in the praise.]
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