Psalms 113:4

4 The LORD is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens.

Psalms 113:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
ESV
4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens!
NLT
4 For the LORD is high above the nations; his glory is higher than the heavens.
MSG
4 God is higher than anything and anyone, outshining everything you can see in the skies.
CSB
4 The Lord is exalted above all the nations, His glory above the heavens.

Psalms 113:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 113:4

The Lord is high above all nations
He is the most High in all the earth; he is higher than the highest; he is King of kings and Lord of lords: all nations are made by him, and are under his government and dominion; he is the Governor among the nations; they are in comparison of him as the drop of a bucket, as the small dust of the balance; as nothing, yea, less than nothing, and vanity. Here it seems to respect the time when the Lord shall be more visibly King over all the earth, and the kingdoms of this world shall be the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ, ( Zechariah 14:9 ) ( Revelation 11:15 ) .

And his glory above the heavens;
it is above what the heavens do or can declare; they declare something of it, but not all. Christ, who is the brightness of his Father's glory, is made higher than the heavens, and has ascended far above them; and is above the angels in them, both as to nature, name, office, and place, ( Hebrews 1:4-14 ) ( 7:26 ) .

Psalms 113:4 In-Context

2 Let the name of the LORD be praised, both now and forevermore.
3 From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.
4 The LORD is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens.
5 Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high,
6 who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 99:2
  • 2. S Psalms 8:1; S Psalms 57:11; Psalms 97:9