113:1 Praise ye the LORD. a Praise, O ye servants of the LORD,
praise the name of the LORD.
(a) By this often repetition he stirs up our cold dullness
to praise God, seeing his works are so wonderful, and
that we are created for the same cause.
113:4 The LORD [is] high above all b nations, [and] his glory
above the heavens.
(b) If God's glory shines through all the world, and
therefore of all ought to be praised, what great
condemnation were it to his people, among whom chiefly
it shines, if they should not earnestly extol his
113:7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth the
c needy out of the dunghill;
(c) By preferring the poor to high honour and giving the
barren children, he shows that God works not only in
his Church by ordinary means, but also by miracles.