The Lord Exalts the Humble.

113 [a]Praise [b]the Lord!
(A)Praise Him, you (B)servants of the Lord,
Praise the name of the Lord.
(C)Blessed be the name of the Lord
From this time on and forever.
(D)From [c]the rising of the sun to its setting,
The (E)name of the Lord is to be praised.
The Lord is (F)high above all nations;
His (G)glory is above the heavens.

(H)Who is like the Lord our God,
Who (I)is enthroned on high,
Who (J)looks far down to
The heavens and the earth?
He (K)raises the poor from the dust,
He lifts the needy from the garbage heap,
To (L)seat them with noblemen,
With the noblemen of His people.
He (M)has the infertile woman live in the house
As a joyful mother of children.
[d]Praise [e]the Lord!

God’s Rescue of Israel from Egypt.

114 When Israel went forth (N)from Egypt,
The house of Jacob from a people of a (O)foreign language,
Judah became (P)His sanctuary;
Israel, (Q)His dominion.

The (R)sea looked and fled;
The (S)Jordan turned back.
The mountains (T)skipped like rams,
The hills, like lambs.
What (U)ails you, sea, that you flee?
Jordan, that you turn back?
Mountains, that you skip like rams?
Hills, like lambs?

(V)Tremble, earth, before the Lord,
Before the God of Jacob,
Who (W)turned the rock into a (X)pool of water,
The (Y)flint into a fountain of water.

Heathen Idols Contrasted with the Lord.

115 (Z)Not to us, Lord, not to us,
But (AA)to Your name give glory,
Because of Your mercy, because of Your [f]truth.
(AB)Why should the nations say,
(AC)Where, then, is their God?”
But our (AD)God is in the heavens;
He (AE)does whatever He pleases.
Their (AF)idols are silver and gold,
The (AG)work of human hands.
They have mouths, but they (AH)cannot speak;
They have eyes, but they cannot see;
They have ears, but they cannot hear;
They have noses, but they cannot smell;
[g]They have hands, but they cannot feel;
[h]They have feet, but they cannot walk;
They cannot make a sound with their throat.
(AI)Those who make them [i]will become like them,
Everyone who trusts in them.

(AJ)Israel, (AK)trust in the Lord;
He is their (AL)help and their shield.
10 House of (AM)Aaron, trust in the Lord;
He is their help and their shield.
11 You who [j](AN)fear the Lord, trust in the Lord;
He is their help and their shield.
12 The Lord (AO)has been mindful of us; He will bless us.
He will bless the house of Israel;
He will bless the house of Aaron.
13 He will (AP)bless those who [k]fear the Lord,
(AQ)The small together with the great.
14 May the Lord (AR)increase you,
You and your children.
15 May you be blessed of the Lord,
(AS)Maker of heaven and earth.

16 The heavens are (AT)the heavens of the Lord,
But (AU)the earth He has given to the sons of mankind.
17 The (AV)dead do not praise [l]the Lord,
Nor do any who go down into (AW)silence;
18 But as for us, we will (AX)bless [m]the Lord
From this time and forever.
[n]Praise [o]the Lord!


  1. Psalm 113:1 Or Hallelujah! Praise
  2. Psalm 113:1 Heb Yah
  3. Psalm 113:3 I.e., the east to the west
  4. Psalm 113:9 Or Hallelujah!
  5. Psalm 113:9 Heb Yah
  6. Psalm 115:1 Or faithfulness
  7. Psalm 115:7 Lit Their hands
  8. Psalm 115:7 Lit Their feet
  9. Psalm 115:8 Or are like them
  10. Psalm 115:11 Or revere
  11. Psalm 115:13 Or revere
  12. Psalm 115:17 Heb Yah
  13. Psalm 115:18 Heb Yah
  14. Psalm 115:18 Or Hallelujah!
  15. Psalm 115:18 Heb Yah

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