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Psalm 113

The Lord Exalts the Humble.

1[a]Praise the Lord! ([b]Hallelujah!)
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
Praise the name of the Lord.

Blessed be the name of the Lord
From this time forth and forever.

From the rising of the sun to its setting
The name of the Lord is to be praised [with awe-inspired reverence].

The Lord is high above all nations,
And His glory above the heavens.


Who is like the Lord our God,
Who is enthroned on high,

Who humbles Himself to regard
The heavens and the earth?

He raises the poor out of the dust
And lifts the needy from the ash heap,

That He may seat them with princes,
With the princes of His people.

He makes the barren woman live in the house
As a joyful mother of children.
Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 113:1 It is said that Psalms 113-118 were ordained by the prophets and Torah scholars to be recited as a unit on special holy days. The unit was called the Hallel (Heb “Praise”).
  2. Psalm 113:1 According to Jewish tradition, one who had the office of Reader in a congregation would read the Psalms of the Hallel aloud, and when he came to a command to “Praise the Lord” (Heb Halelu Yah), it was the congregation’s duty to respond with “Hallelujah!”

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Salme 113

Den almægtige Guds godhed

1Halleluja!
Pris Herren, alle hans tjenere,
    lovpris den almægtige Gud!
Hans er æren,
    både nu og i al evighed.
Alle mennesker på jorden[a]
    bør lovprise Herren, den Almægtige.
Herren er ophøjet over alle jordens folk,
    hans herlighed fylder universet.
Ingen når på højde med Herren, vor Gud,
    han sidder på sin trone i Himlen.
Han må bøje sig frem
    for at kigge ned på himmelrummet og jorden.
Han løfter de hjælpeløse op fra støvet,
    han giver de fortvivlede nyt mod.
Han ærer dem som kongebørn,
    bænker dem på hæderspladsen.
Han giver den barnløse kvinde børn,[b]
    gør hende til en lykkelig mor.
Halleluja!

Notas al pie

  1. 113,3 Ordret „fra solopgang til solnedgang”. Det betyder fra øst til vest, men det er en såkaldt merisme, hvor meningen er, at det skal gælde alle mennesker overalt på jorden.
  2. 113,9 Sikkert en henvisning til Hanna, da vers 7 og 8 er et citat fra Hannas lovsang i 1.Sam. 2,8.