Psalm 113 – “Hymn”

Hebrew-English Text
I. Summary
The psalmist praises God for lifting the needy.

II. Photo
The psalmist praises God: “He raises the poor from the dust, lifts up the needy from the refuse heap to set them with the great, with the great men of His people!”

III. Select Verses    
2-4: Let the name of the LORD be blessed now and forever.  From east to west the name of the LORD is praised. The LORD is exalted above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.
5-9: Who is like the LORD our God, who, enthroned on high, sees what is below, in heaven and on earth?  He raises the poor from the dust, lifts up the needy from the refuse heap to set them with the great, with the great men of His people.  He sets the childless woman among her household as a happy mother of children. Hallelujah.

IV. Outline
1. Superscription
2-9. Hymn and rationale
9b. Postscript

V. Comment
No comment today. Stay tuned.
Note: vv. 7-8 appear, with minor differences, in Hannah’s prayer (1 Sam 2:8).

VI. Works Used
(see “Commentaries” page)
Gerstenberger, Erhard. Psalms Part 2 and Lamentations (Forms of Old Testament Literature; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001).
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