New American Standard Bible

Psalm 113

The Lord Exalts the Humble.

1[a]Praise [b]the Lord!
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.
The Lord is high above all nations;
His glory is above the heavens.

Who is like the Lord our God,
Who is enthroned on high,
Who [c]humbles Himself to behold
The things that are in heaven and in the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
And lifts the needy from the ash heap,
To make them sit with [d]princes,
With the [e]princes of His people.
He makes the barren woman abide in the house
As a joyful mother of children.
[f]Praise [g]the Lord!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 113:1 Or Hallelujah! Praise
  2. Psalm 113:1 Heb Yah
  3. Psalm 113:6 Or looks far below in the heavens and on the earth?
  4. Psalm 113:8 Or nobles
  5. Psalm 113:8 Or nobles
  6. Psalm 113:9 Or Hallelujah!
  7. Psalm 113:9 Heb Yah