113:1 Praise the Lord!
Praise, you servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
113:2 May the Lord’s name be praised
now and forevermore!
113:3 From east to west2
the Lord’s name is deserving of praise.
113:4 The Lord is exalted over all the nations;
his splendor reaches beyond the sky.3
113:5 Who can compare to the Lord our God,
who sits on a high throne?4
113:6 He bends down to look5
at the sky and the earth.
113:7 He raises the poor from the dirt,
and lifts up the needy from the garbage pile,6
113:8 that he might seat him with princes,
with the princes of his people.
113:9 He makes the barren woman of the family7
a happy mother of children.8
Praise the Lord!