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Ps 113:1-9. God's majesty contrasted with His condescension and gracious dealings towards the humble furnish matter and a call for praise. The Jews, it is said, used this and Psalms 114-118 on their great festivals, and called them the Greater Hallel, or Hymn.
3. From the rising, &c.--all the world.
4-6. God's exaltation enhances His condescension;
7, 8. which condescension is illustrated as often in raising the worthy poor and needy to honor (compare 1Sa 2:8; Ps 44:25).
9. On this special case, compare
Barrenness was regarded as a disgrace, and is a type of a deserted