113:1 Praise the Lord.

Praise, you servants of the Lord,

praise the name of the Lord.

2 May the Lord’s name be praised

now and forevermore.

3 From east to west

the Lord’s name is deserving of praise.

4 The Lord is exalted over all the nations;

his splendor reaches beyond the sky.

5 Who can compare to the Lord our God,

who sits on a high throne?

6 He bends down to look

at the sky and the earth.

7 He raises the poor from the dirt

and lifts up the needy from the garbage pile

8 that he might seat him with princes,

with the princes of his people.

9 He makes the barren woman of the family

a happy mother of children.

Praise the Lord.