Bible Commentaries
Psalms 113

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole BibleCommentary Critical



:-. God's majesty contrasted with His condescension and gracious dealings towards the humble furnish matter and a call for praise. The Jews, it is said, used this and Psalms 114-118 on their great festivals, and called them the Greater Hallel, or Hymn.

Verse 1

1-3. Earnestness and zeal are denoted by the emphatic repetitions.

servants of the Lord—or, all the people of God.

name of the Lord—perfections (Psalms 5:11; Psalms 111:9).

Verse 3

3. From the rising, &c.—all the world.

Verse 4

4-6. God's exaltation enhances His condescension;

Verse 7

7, 8. which condescension is illustrated as often in raising the worthy poor and needy to honor (compare 1 Samuel 2:8; Psalms 44:25).

Verse 9

9. On this special case, compare 1 Samuel 2:21. Barrenness was regarded as a disgrace, and is a type of a deserted Church (1 Samuel 2:21- :).

the barren woman . . . house—literally, "the barren of the house," so that the supplied words may be omitted.

Bibliographical Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 113". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.