The Message

Psalm 113

11-3 Hallelujah!
You who serve God, praise God!
    Just to speak his name is praise!
Just to remember God is a blessing—
    now and tomorrow and always.
From east to west, from dawn to dusk,
    keep lifting all your praises to God!

4-9 God is higher than anything and anyone,
    outshining everything you can see in the skies.
Who can compare with God, our God,
    so majestically enthroned,
Surveying his magnificent
    heavens and earth?
He picks up the poor from out of the dirt,
    rescues the wretched who’ve been thrown out with the trash,
Seats them among the honored guests,
    a place of honor among the brightest and best.
He gives childless couples a family,
    gives them joy as the parents of children.
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.