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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.

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!

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.

Commentary for Psalms 113

An exhortation to praise God.

- God has praise from his own people. They have most reason to praise him; for those who attend him as his servants, know him best, and receive most of his favours, and it is easy, pleasant work to speak well of their Master. God's name ought to be praised in every place, from east to west. Within this wide space the Lord's name is to be praised; it ought to be so, though it is not. Ere long it will be, when all nations shall come and worship before him. God is exalted above all blessing and praise. We must therefore say, with holy admiration, Who is like unto the Lord our God? How condescending in him to behold the things in the earth! And what amazing condescension was it for the Son of God to come from heaven to earth, and take our nature upon him, that he might seek and save those that were lost! How vast his love in taking upon him the nature of man, to ransom guilty souls! God sometimes makes glorious his own wisdom and power, when, having some great work to do, he employs those least likely, and least thought of for it by themselves or others. The apostles were sent from fishing to be fishers of men. And this is God's constant method in his kingdom of grace. He takes men, by nature beggars, and even traitors, to be his favourites, his children, kings and priests unto him; and numbers them with the princes of his chosen people. He gives us all our comforts, which are generally the more welcome when long delayed, and no longer expected. Let us pray that those lands which are yet barren, may speedily become fruitful, and produce many converts to join in praising the Lord.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 113

  • Anne
    The Lord is worthy to be praised.
  • Librarygal143
    Amen! I praise God and thank Him for His blessings, from the time I get up, until I go to bed.
  • A disciple
    When we speak of the things of the Lord, we are praising Him. When we try to comfort others and show them from the Scriptures the answers to their troubles and sorrows we are praising the Lord. When we walk in truth in sincerity and a good conscience, and fight the good fight of faith, AND NOT SIN, we are praising the Lord and glorifying our Father in heaven for all men to see. PRAISE YE THE LORD!
  • A disciple
    How are we to PRAISE THE LORD? Throughout the Bible, whenever the Anointed Writers called for Praise and Worship; there is the accompanying recital of God's Wonderful Works Toward The Children Of Men! All His works shall praise Him! A man makes his own praise by his character and deeds of selfless benevolence; HOW MUCH MORE GOD! Who is more benevolent, more kind and gentle and long-suffering? AMEN
  • Anonymous
    Psalms 113:3 reminds me that God is to be praised everyday of our lives, no matter what the time, no matter where we are, or what we're going through. It reminds me that we shouldn't forget about God and how great he is he's to be praised at all times.
  • Derrick Green
    I love it! He's the starter and finisher of each day. I find value in each verse in the Bible, the life manual
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 7:17 I WILL PRAISE THE LORD ACCORDING TO HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND WILL SING PRAISE TO THE NAME OF THE LORD MOST HIGH --- PSALM 107:8 OH THAT MEN WOULD PRAISE THE LORD FOR HIS GOODNESS AND FOR HIS WONDERFUL WORKS TO THE CHILDREN OF MEN --- PSALM 33:4 FOR THE WORD OF THE LORD IS RIGHT AND ALL HIS WORKS ARE DONE IN TRUTH --33:5--HE LOVETH RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUDGEMENT THE EARTH IS FULL OF THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD --- PROVERBS 8:20 I LEAD IN THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE MIDST OF THE PATHS OF JUDGEMENT --- PSALM 149:5 LET THE SAINTS BE JOYFUL IN GLORY LET THEM SING ALOUD UPON THEIR BEDS --149:9-- TO EXECUTE UPON THEM THE JUDGEMENT --WRITTEN-- THIS HONOR HAVE ALL HIS SAINTS --PRAISE YOU THE LORD --- PSALM 111:10 THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM A GOOD UNDERSTANDING HAVE ALL THEY THAT --DO HIS COMMANDMENTS--HIS PRAISE ENDURETH FOREVER --- LUKE 8:21 AND HE ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM MY MOTHER AND --MY BRETHREN-- ARE THESE WHICH HEAR THE WORD OF GOD AND DO IT
  • Lilian
    Our Prayers must be Praising and worship Jesus for He is worthy to be Praise. Jesus is the same today tomorrow and forever. Lets praise and meditate his wodds day and night with full of songs and praisesvamen hallelujah

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Bible Trivia

In Psalm 113, God's love transforms all kinds of situations, including what?
  • Youth Into Age
  • Spring Into Summer
  • Storm Into Calm
  • Foolishness Into Wisdom
  • Barrenness Into Fruitfulness