Parallel
113
The Lord Exalts the Humble.
1 #It is said that Psalms 113-118 were ordained by the prophets and Torah scholars to be recited as a unit on special holy days. The unit was called the Hallel (Heb “Praise”).Praise the Lord! (#It is said that Psalms 113-118 were ordained by the prophets and Torah scholars to be recited as a unit on special holy days. The unit was called the Hallel (Heb “Praise”).Hallelujah!)
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
Praise the name of the Lord.
2 Blessed be the name of the Lord
From this time forth and forever.
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting
The name of the Lord is to be praised [with awe-inspired reverence].
4 The Lord is high above all nations,
And His glory above the heavens.
5 Who is like the Lord our God,
Who is enthroned on high,
6 Who humbles Himself to regard
The heavens and the earth?
7 He raises the poor out of the dust
And lifts the needy from the ash heap,
8 That He may seat them with princes,
With the princes of His people.
9 He makes the barren woman live in the house
As a joyful mother of children.
Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)