Psalms 113:4-6

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?

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 113:4-6 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 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?
7 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
8 he seats them with princes, with the princes of his people.

Cross References 6

  • 1. S Psalms 99:2
  • 2. S Psalms 8:1; S Psalms 57:11; Psalms 97:9
  • 3. S Exodus 8:10; S Psalms 35:10; Psalms 89:6
  • 4. S Psalms 103:19
  • 5. S Job 16:19
  • 6. Psalms 11:4; Psalms 138:6; Isaiah 57:15
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