October 3 – Psalms 113 and 114 from the Old Testament

Psalms 113 and 114  – Psalm 113

113:1 Praise the Lord!

Praise, you servants of the Lord,

praise the name of the Lord!

113:2 May the Lord’s name be praised

now and forevermore!

113:3 From east to west

the Lord’s name is deserving of praise.

113:4 The Lord is exalted over all the nations;

his splendor reaches beyond the sky.

113:5 Who can compare to the Lord our God,

who sits on a high throne?

113:6 He bends down to look

at the sky and the earth.

113:7 He raises the poor from the dirt,

and lifts up the needy from the garbage pile,

113:8 that he might seat him with princes,

with the princes of his people.

113:9 He makes the barren woman of the family

a happy mother of children.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 114

114:1 When Israel left Egypt,

when the family of Jacob left a foreign nation behind,

114:2Judah became his sanctuary,

Israel his kingdom.

114:3 The sea looked and fled;

the Jordan River turned back.

114:4 The mountains skipped like rams,

the hills like lambs.

114:5 Why do you flee, O sea?

Why do you turn back, O Jordan River?

114:6 Why do you skip like rams, O mountains,

like lambs, O hills?

114:7 Tremble, O earth, before the Lord –

before the God of Jacob,

114:8 who turned a rock into a pool of water,

a hard rock into springs of water!

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