World Wide Study Bible

Study

a Bible passage

Click a verse to see commentary

Psalm 99

Praise to God for His Holiness

1

The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble!

He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!

2

The Lord is great in Zion;

he is exalted over all the peoples.

3

Let them praise your great and awesome name.

Holy is he!

4

Mighty King, lover of justice,

you have established equity;

you have executed justice

and righteousness in Jacob.

5

Extol the Lord our God;

worship at his footstool.

Holy is he!

 

6

Moses and Aaron were among his priests,

Samuel also was among those who called on his name.

They cried to the Lord, and he answered them.

7

He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud;

they kept his decrees,

and the statutes that he gave them.

 

8

O Lord our God, you answered them;

you were a forgiving God to them,

but an avenger of their wrongdoings.

9

Extol the Lord our God,

and worship at his holy mountain;

for the Lord our God is holy.


Select a resource above

Ps 99:1-9. God's government is especially exercised in and for His Church, which should praise Him for His gracious dealings.

1. sitteth … cherubim—(compare 1Sa 4:4; Ps 80:1).

tremble … be moved—inspired with fear by His judgments on the wicked.

2. great in Zion—where He dwells (Ps 9:11).

3. thy … name—perfections of justice, power, &c.

great and terrible name—producing dread (De 10:17), and to be praised by those over whom He is exalted (Ps 97:9).

it is holy—or, "He is holy" (Ps 99:5, 9; Isa 6:3).

4, 5. To His wise and righteous government all nations should render honor.

king's … judgment—His power is combined with justice.

he is holy—(compare Ps 22:3).

6-8. The experience of these servants of God is cited for encouragement.

among … priests, among … upon the Lord [and] He spake … pillar—may be referred to all three (compare Ex 18:19; Le 8:15; De 5:5; 1Sa 9:13).

7. cloudy pillar—the medium of divine intercourse (Ex 33:9; Nu 12:5). Obedience was united with worship. God answered them as intercessors for the people, who, though forgiven, were yet chastened (Ex 32:10, 34).

Preferred Old Testament version:
Preferred Apocrypha version:
Preferred New Testament version:
Preferred commentary:
Text size: A A
Footnote style:

Permalink to this page. To permalink to a range of verses directly, simply enter a ranged passage reference first.

Advertisements