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Bible Commentaries

Smith's Bible Commentary

Psalms 113

Verses 1-9

Psalms 113:1-9 begins and ends with Hallelujah.

Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of Yahweh. Blessed be the name of the LORD ( Psalms 113:1-2 )

Or blessed be the name Yahweh.

from this time forth and for evermore. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same Yahweh's name is to be praised ( Psalms 113:2-3 ).

So you see, again here is the compounding of thought with poetry. The compounding of the idea of praising the Lord. Blessed be the Lord from the rising of the sun and so forth. And this to them is beautiful poetry because you're compounding the thought and the idea.

Yahweh is high above all nations, his glory above the heavens ( Psalms 113:4 ).

And again, even in that, the contrast, "above the nations, above the heavens."

Who is like unto Yahweh our God, who dwells on high, who humbles himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth! He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, he lifts the needy out of the dunghill; That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people. He makes the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Hallelujah ( Psalms 113:5-9 ).

And so the psalmist just exalting over God. "

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Smith, Charles Ward. "Commentary on Psalms 113". "Smith's Bible Commentary". 2014.