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Psalms 113:5

    Psalms 113:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Who is like to the LORD our God, who dwells on high,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Who is like unto Jehovah our God, That hath his seat on high,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high,

    Webster's Revision

    Who is like unto Jehovah our God, That hath his seat on high,

    World English Bible

    Who is like Yahweh, our God, who has his seat on high,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Who is like unto the LORD our God, that hath his seat on high,

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 113:5

    Who is like unto the Lord - Those who are highly exalted are generally unapproachable; they are proud and overbearing; or so surrounded with magnificence and flatterers, that to them the poor have no access; but God, though infinitely exalted, humbleth himself to behold even heaven itself, and much more does he humble himself when he condescends to behold earth and her inhabitants; (Psalm 113:6). But so does he love his creatures that he rejoices over even the meanest of them to do them good.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 113:5

    Who is like unto the Lord our God? - Who can be compared with Yahweh our God? See the notes at Isaiah 40:17-25. The meaning is, that no creature - no idol - can be compared with Yahweh. The remark here has special reference to his attributes as immediately specified - his humbling himself to behold the things in heaven and in earth; his raising up the poor, etc. It is true "in general," in regard to God, that no creature can be compared with him; it is true, in regard to each one of his attributes, that they are far above all created excellence.

    Who dwelleth on high - Margin, "exalteth himself to dwell." Literally, "The one making high to sit." The language is applicable to one who is seated on a lofty throne. Compare Psalm 8:1. He has his dwelling - his throne - his permanent seat - in the heavens: so high and exalted that it requires infinite condescension to look upon the earth, or even upon the heavens.