Psalm 113

1 Praise ye Jehovah.
Praise, O ye servants of Jehovah,
Praise the name of Jehovah.
2 Blessed be the name of Jehovah
From this time forth and for evermore.

1-5. Song in praise of the Lord, because He is omnipotent. P. P.
1, 3. To praise God signifies to worship Him, hence the praise of Him is the worship of Him. R. 809.
1, 9. See Psalm cv. 45. A. 8267.
See Psalm civ. 35. R. 803.
See Psalm civ. 35. E. 1197.

3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the the same Jehovah’s name is to be praised.

3 See Psalm 1. 1. E. 401.
From the rising of the sun until the going down — east and west. See Psalm 1. 1. E. 422.

5 Who is like unto Jehovah our God,
That hath his seat on high,
6 That humbleth himself to behold
The things that are in heaven and in the earth ?

5 See Psalm lxxvii. 14, 15. A. 7401.
6 Because He came into the world. P. P.

7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust,
And lifteth up the needy from the dunghill;
8 That he may set him with princes,
Even with the princes of his people.
9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house,
And to be a joyful mother of children.
Praise ye Jehovah.

7-9. By barren are meant the nations who are called to the church and to whom the church is transferred when the old church ceases, that is when they who were before of the church are no longer in faith because there is no charity, this latter church is meant by the barren and desolate who should have many sons. A. 9325. That they who are in falses from ignorance, and thence not in goods are to be instructed in truths from the Lord is signified by verse 7. The bruised and needy are those who are in falses from ignorance, and thence not in goods. The primary truths of the church in which they are to be instructed are signified by verse 8. That the life derived from the marriage of truth and good shall be with those with whom it was not before is signified by verse 9. To dwell means to live, the barren house where there was no marriage of truth and good, the glad mother of sons the church wherein truths are born from good. E. 721.

Because He will save those who will be of His church. P. P.

Author: EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (1688-1772)