Psalms Chapter 113
In exitu Israel.
God hath shewn his power in delivering his people: idols are vain. The Hebrews divide this into two psalms.
113:1. When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a barbarous people:
113:2. Judea was made his sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
113:3. The sea saw and fled: Jordan was turned back.
113:4. The mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like the lambs of the flock.
113:5. What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou didst flee: and thou, O Jordan, that thou wast turned back?
113:6. Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams, and ye hills, like lambs of the flock?
113:7. At the presence of the Lord the earth was moved, at the presence of the God of Jacob:
113:8. Who turned the rock into pools of water, and the stony hill into fountains of waters.
113:1. Not to us, O Lord, not to us; but to thy name give glory.
113:2. For thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake: lest the Gentiles should say: Where is their God?
113:3. But our God is in heaven: he hath done all things whatsoever he would.
113:4. The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of the hands of men.
113:5. They have mouths and speak not: they have eyes and see not.
113:6. They have ears and hear not: they have noses and smell not.
113:7. They have hands and feel not: they have feet and walk not: neither shall they cry out through their throat.
113:8. Let them that make them become like unto them: and all such as trust in them.
113:9. The house of Israel hath hoped in the Lord: he is their helper and their protector.
113:10. The house of Aaron hath hoped in the Lord: he is their helper and their protector.
113:11. They that fear the Lord have hoped in the Lord: he is their helper and their protector.
113:12. The Lord hath been mindful of us, and hath blessed us. He hath blessed the house of Israel: he hath blessed the house of Aaron.
113:13. He hath blessed all that fear the Lord, both little and great.
113:14. May the Lord add blessings upon you: upon you, and upon your children.
113:15. Blessed be you of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
113:16. The heaven of heaven is the Lord's: but the earth he has given to the children of men.
113:17. The dead shall not praise thee, O Lord: nor any of them that go down to hell.
113:18. But we that live bless the Lord: from this time now and for ever.