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1 The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.

2 The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.

3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.

4 The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.

6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.

7 He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.

8 Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.

Commentary for Psalms 99

The happy government God's people are under. (1-5) Its happy administration. (6-9)

1-5 God governs the world by his providence, governs the church by his grace, and both by his Son. The inhabitants of the earth have cause to tremble, but the Redeemer still waits to be gracious. Let all who hear, take warning, and seek his mercy. The more we humble ourselves before God, the more we exalt him; and let us be thus reverent, for he is holy.

6-9 The happiness of Israel is made out by referring to the most useful governors of that people. They in every thing made God's word and law their rule, knowing that they could not else expect that their prayers should be answered. They all wonderfully prevailed with God in prayer; miracles were wrought at their request. They pleaded for the people, and obtained answers of peace. Our Prophet and High Priest, of infinitely greater dignity than Moses, Aaron, or Samuel, has received and declared to us the will of the Father. Let us not only exalt the Lord with our lips, but give him the throne in our heart; and while we worship him upon his mercy-seat, let us never forget that he is holy.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 99

  • Wstg
    THESE UNCOUNTABLE GREATE QUALITIES/ POWERS OF ALMIGHTY GOD IS MUCH ALIVE TODAY/DESERVES ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ALLWAYS
  • Bryan McCloud
    What a beautiful psalm. We must always remember that God is Holy and that we must also walk in holiness.
  • Õdèlíã hippolyte
    I think this psalm is a wonderful psalm and it brings a lot of meaning to my life!
  • That is the real Zion. No, No, No, do not mistake them that called themselves Zionist, a Luciferan counterfeit, for the real God-ordained national Israel that will come to being when God collect them from all around the world, to come together in faith to our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Adelle Shemwell
    Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty. Early in the morning my voice will rise to thee. I will praise thee, I will worship you, I will bow down before you. I give thanks for your great salvation. My Lord, my God. Jesus.
  • Chanique
    I personally think that Psalms 99 is absolutely beautiful! It literally emphasizes that God is holy and it vividly indicates the significance of worship and his awesome power.
  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 9
    Exalt Jehovah, our God, and worship at His holy hill; for the Lord our God, He is holy. Give thanks unto the Lord at the remembrance of His holiness. God is to be praised, and we magnify His holy name. We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. The earth is the Lord's and the fulness there in. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills. Righteous and true are all His judgments. He will rule the world with justice, and judge the people with equity.

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