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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: Psalm 113

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Chapter 113

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Verse 1

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Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.

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&) This and the following five Psalms form what is called by the Hebrews the great Hallel, or praise; which was sung on their most solemn festivals, and particularly after the celebration of the Passover. (See Mt 26:30. Mr 24:26.) This and the following were probably composed after the return from the captivity.

Praise ye the Lord

Heb. Hallelujah.

112:1

Praise, O

33:1,2 103:20,21 134:1 135:1-3,20 145:10 Ephesians 5:19,20 Revelation 19:5

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Verse 2

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Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.

41:13 106:48 1 Chronicles 16:36 29:10-13 Daniel 2:20 Ephesians 3:21 Revelation 5:13

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Verse 3

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From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised.

72:11,17-19 86:9 Isaiah 24:16 42:10-12 49:13 59:19 Habakkuk 2:14 Malachi 1:11 Romans 15:9,10 Revelation 11:15

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Verse 4

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The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

high

97:9 99:2 Isaiah 40:15,17,22

his glory

8:1 57:10,11 1 Kings 8:27 Isaiah 66:1

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Verse 5

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Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,

like

89:6,8 Exodus 15:11 Deuteronomy 33:26 Isaiah 40:18,25 16:5 Jeremiah 10:6

dwelleth

Heb. exalteth himself to dwell.

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Verse 6

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Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!

humbleth

11:4 Job 4:18 15:15 Isaiah 6:2

in heaven

Bp. Lowth observes that the two members of this line are to be referred severally to the two preceding lines; as if it were, "Who is exalted to dwell in the heavens; and who humbleth himself to inspect the things on earth."

in the earth

138:6 Isaiah 57:15 66:2

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Verse 7

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He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

raiseth

75:6,7 107:41 Job 5:11,15,16 Ezekiel 17:24 21:26,27 Luke 1:52,53 James 2:5

out of

22:15 Isaiah 26:19 Daniel 12:2,3 Acts 2:31-33 Ephesians 1:20,21 1 Peter 3:21,22

needy

1 Samuel 2:7,8 24:14 2 Samuel 7:8,9 Job 2:8 36:6,7

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Verse 8

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That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

45:16 68:13 Genesis 41:41 Philippians 2:8-11 Revelation 5:9,10

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Verse 9

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He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

maketh

68:6 Genesis 21:5-7 25:21 30:22,23 1 Samuel 2:5 Isaiah 54:1 Luke 1:13-15 Galatians 4:27

keep house

Heb. dwell in an house.