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Psalm 113

The Majesty and Condescension of God

1 Praise 1the Lord!

aPraise, O servants of the Lord,

Praise the name of the Lord!

2 bBlessed be the name of the Lord

From this time forth and forevermore!

3 cFrom the rising of the sun to its going down

The Lord’s name is to be praised.

4 The Lord is dhigh above all nations,

eHis glory above the heavens.

5 fWho is like the Lord our God,

Who dwells on high,

6 gWho humbles Himself to behold

The things that are in the heavens and in the earth?

7 hHe raises the poor out of the dust,

And lifts the ineedy out of the ash heap,

8 That He may jseat him with princes—

With the princes of His people.

9 kHe grants the 2barren woman a home,

Like a joyful mother of children.

Praise the Lord!


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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