Psalms 113:5

5 Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high,

Psalms 113:5 in Other Translations

5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
5 Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high,
5 Who can be compared with the LORD our God, who is enthroned on high?
5 Who can compare with God, our God, so majestically enthroned,
5 Who is like the Lord our God- the One enthroned on high,

Psalms 113:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 113:5

Who is like unto the Lord our God
Among the gods of the nations, as Kimchi; or among the angels of heaven, or among any of the mighty monarchs on earth; there is none like him for the perfections of his nature, for his wisdom, power, truth, and faithfulness; for his holiness, justice, goodness, grace, and mercy; who is eternal, unchangeable, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent; nor for the works of his hands, his works of creation, providence, and grace; none ever did the like: and what makes this reflection the more delightful to truly good men is, that this God is their God; and all this is true of our Immanuel, God with us; who is God over all, and the only Saviour and Redeemer; and there is none in heaven and earth like him, or to be desired besides him.

Who dwelleth on high?
in the high and holy place, in the highest heaven, which is his throne; or "who exalteth himself to dwell" F19; so the Targum,

``he exalteth his habitation to dwell,''

suitable to the dignity and the greatness of his majesty; as he is high and above all, so he has fixed his habitation in the highest heavens; as he is self-existent, he is self-exalted, and none can exalt him as himself; he is exalted above all blessing and praise; and if it is an exaltation of him to dwell in the highest heavens, what an exaltation will it be of the saints to dwell with him there, in those mansions in his house which Christ is gone to prepare for them! This clause may be applied to Christ, who, both previous to his humiliation, and after it, dwelt in the highest heavens with his Father, in his bosom, from whence he came down on earth, and whither he is gone again, and is highly exalted there.


F19 (tbvl yhybgmh) "sustollens se ad habitandum", Montanus; "qui se elevat", Pagninus.

Psalms 113:5 In-Context

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?
7 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Exodus 8:10; S Psalms 35:10; Psalms 89:6
  • 2. S Psalms 103:19
  • 3. S Job 16:19
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