We are to praise the LORD because he favors people who are poor and needy. He lifts them to the level of national leaders.
VERSE 1. Praise the LORD! Praise, you servants of the LORD, praise the LORD’s name.
Praise the LORD! We are called to actually praise the LORD. What do you do? Shout? Sing?
VERSE 2. Blessed be the LORD’s name, from this time forward and forever more.
VERSE 3. From the rising of the sun to its going down, The LORD’s name is to be praised.
The LORD’s name is to be praised. What is the name of the LORD? Do people actually use the name of the LORD in their songs of praise?
VERSE 4. The LORD is high above all nations, his glory above the heavens.
VERSE 5. Who is like the LORD, our God, who has his seat on high,
VERSE 6. Who stoops down to see in heaven and in the earth?
VERSE 7. He raises up the poor out of the dust. Lifts up the needy from the ash heap;
raises up the poor. The LORD favors poor people.
Lifts up the needy. The LORD favors needy people.
VERSE 8. that he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
set him with princes. The LORD is very egalitarian. Poor people are of equal value as leaders of nations.
VERSE 9. He settles the barren woman in her home, as a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD!
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