Psalms 113:4-6

4 God is higher than anything and anyone, outshining everything you can see in the skies.
5 Who can compare with God, our God, so majestically enthroned,
6 Surveying his magnificent heavens and earth?

Psalms 113:4-6 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 113

With this psalm begins the great "Hallel", which ends with Psalm 118; and was used to be sung at the Jewish festivals, particularly at the feast of tabernacles and of the passover; and is thought by some to be the hymn sung by Christ and his apostles, after the celebration of the Lord's supper; in which there are many things pertinent to that occasion as well as to the above feasts. This psalm is a song of praise for redemption by Christ, to be sung in Gospel times, when the name of the Lord should be known among all nations, from the rising to the setting sun. It is thought by some to be an abridgment of the song of Hannah, 1Sa 2:1-10, there is an agreement.

Psalms 113:4-6 In-Context

2 Just to remember God is a blessing - now and tomorrow and always.
3 From east to west, from dawn to dusk, keep lifting all your praises to God!
4 God is higher than anything and anyone, outshining everything you can see in the skies.
5 Who can compare with God, our God, so majestically enthroned,
6 Surveying his magnificent heavens and earth?
7 He picks up the poor from out of the dirt, rescues the wretched who've been thrown out with the trash,
8 Seats them among the honored guests, a place of honor among the brightest and best.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved.