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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 99

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole BibleCommentary Critical

Introduction

PSALM 99

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

Verse 1

1. sitteth . . . cherubim—(compare 1 Samuel 4:4; Psalms 80:1).

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

Verse 2

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

Verse 3

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

great and terrible name—producing dread ( :-), and to be praised by those over whom He is exalted ( :-).

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

Verse 4

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 :-).

Verse 6

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 Exodus 18:19; Leviticus 8:15; Deuteronomy 5:5; 1 Samuel 9:13).

Verse 7

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

Verse 8

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 Exodus 18:19; Leviticus 8:15; Deuteronomy 5:5; 1 Samuel 9:13).

Bibliographical Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 99". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jfb/psalms-99.html. 1871-8.
 
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