1 Hallelujah. O servants of Hashem, give praise; praise the name of Hashem.
ha-l’-lu-YAH ha-l’-LU av-DAY a-do-NAI ha-l’-LU et SHAYM a-do-NAI
א הַלְלוּ יָהּ הַלְלוּ עַבְדֵי יְהֹוָה הַלְלוּ אֶת־שֵׁם יְהֹוָה׃
113:1 O servants of Hashem, give praise
The first verse of this psalm calls on the servants of Hashem to bless the name of Hashem. This reflects a synthesis of the previous two psalms, one focusing on God, and the other on people who fear God. In this psalm, God is raised above all nations, and, at the same time, He raises up the humble and poor in status and in spirit. This is another expression of the vital partnership between Hashem and His people.