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Bible Commentaries

Smith's Writings

Psalms 113

Verses 1-9


The celebration of the Name of the Lord.

Psalm 111 , presents the wonderful works of the Lord whereby His glory is secured, and His people redeemed. Psalm 112 presents a millennial picture in which, as a result of the Lord's works and government, His people are brought into blessing, and the wicked come under judgment. Psalm 113 completes this series of psalms by showing that God's ways in government will lead to His Name being exalted in all the earth.

(vv. 1-4) The servants of the Lord called to praise the name of the Lord from “this time” - the time of God's public intervention in the government of the world. His name will be blessed through all time - “for evermore”; - throughout the whole world - “from the rising of the sun to the going down thereof”; and “above all,” whether it be “all nations,” or all creation.

(vv. 5-9) Furthermore, the greatness of the Lord is set forth in His condescending grace. The One whose dwelling is on high, humbles Himself to look on the heavens and the earth. And looking upon the earth He raises up the poor; He lifts up the needy; and He blesses the hopeless, for He makes the barren to be the joyful mother of children. Little wonder, that over the wide world, and throughout all time, His servants will say, “Praise ye the Lord.”

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Smith, Hamilton. "Commentary on Psalms 113". "Smith's Writings". 1832.