Amplified Bible

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!”

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 113

Psalm 113

Praise the Lord.

Praise him, you who serve the Lord.
    Praise the name of the Lord.
Let us praise the name of the Lord,
    both now and forever.
From the sunrise in the east to the sunset in the west,
    may the name of the Lord be praised.

The Lord is honored over all the nations.
    His glory reaches to the highest heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God?
    He sits on his throne in heaven.
He bends down to look
    at the heavens and the earth.

He raises poor people up from the trash pile.
    He lifts needy people out of the ashes.
He causes them to sit with princes.
    He causes them to sit with the princes of his people.
He gives children to the woman who doesn’t have any children.
    He makes her a happy mother in her own home.

Praise the Lord.