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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 93

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole BibleMorgan's Exposition

Verses 1-5

There is a great majesty about this song. It celebrates Jehovah’s assumption of the throne and government. The form in which the preliminary statements are made conveys the impression, not so much of the eternal sovereignty of the King, as the He has taken up His position, and acted upon it. The result is that the stability of all things is assured. This assumption of authority is but the enforcement of a perpetual fact, for “Thy throne is established of old; Thou art from everlasting.”

Moreover, this assumption has not been without opposition, and the figure of the storm-tossed sea is made use of to indicate the strength of this opposition, “The floods have lifted up against him.”

All this has been of no avail. The King is high above, and therefore Lord of them. This psalm was written in all likelihood after some deliverance Jehovah wrought for His people, but through the open window the singer, consciously or unconsciously, saw the far distant light of another day in which the Kingdom of God will be set up in His might, and the song of an established order shall be the anthem of His praise.

Bibliographical Information
Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Psalms 93". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gcm/psalms-93.html. 1857-84.
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