The LORD Exalts the Humble.

1 Praise the LORD! 1Praise, O 2servants of the LORD, Praise the name of the LORD.
2 3Blessed be the name of the LORD From this time forth and forever *.
3 4From the rising of the sun to its setting The 5name of the LORD is to be praised.
4 The LORD is 6high above all nations; His 7glory is above the heavens.
5 8Who is like the LORD our God, Who 9is enthroned on high,
6 Who 10humbles Himself to behold The things that are in heaven and in the earth?
7 He 11raises the poor from the dust And lifts the needy from the ash heap,
8 To make them 12sit with princes, With the princes of His people.
9 He 13makes the barren woman abide in the house As a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD!