Toward the end of mincha on Shabas, nusach S'farad and S'faradim say Psalms 36:7, 71:19, and 119:142, in that order. However, nusach Ashk'naz says the same verses in the reverse order: 119:142, 71:19, and 36:7. What's the reason for each order?
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Justifications for Minhag Sfard:
Justifications for Minhag Ashkenaz:
(See 29-30 of this PDF for more.)
Elya Raba 292:17 in the name of the Avadraham from the Sefer Hamanhig that we increase the greatness of Hashem and therfore we say in this order
Tur 292 says that the Nusach Sefard is correct as it follows the order of the verses in Tehilim.
Regarding Nusach Ashkenaz - Minhagei Yeshurin 80 says that based on the Zohar Teruma 278 each verse is for a different Tzadik that passed away at Shabbos Mincha time. Yosef, Moshe, David. First we say the verse that represents David, then the one that represents Moshe, then the one that represents Yosef as the later problem causes us to forget the earlier one.
Thanks to daat.ac.il for a significant part of this answer.