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.
1-3. Earnestness and zeal are denoted by the
servants of the Lord—or, all the
people of God.
name of the Lord—perfections (Ps 5:11;
3. From the rising, &c.—all the
4-6. God's exaltation enhances His
7, 8. which condescension is illustrated as
often in raising the worthy poor and needy to honor (compare 1Sa 2:8;
9. On this special case, compare 1Sa 2:21. Barrenness was regarded as a disgrace,
and is a type of a deserted Church (Isa 54:1).
the barren woman …
house—literally, "the barren of the house," so that the
supplied words may be omitted.