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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 99

 

 

Introduction
1The prophet, setting forth the kingdom of God in Zion,
5exhorts all, by the example of their forefathers, to worship God at his holy hill.

Verse 1
The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.
Lord
2:6; 93:1; 96:10; 97:1; Luke 19:12,14; Revelation 11:17
people
2:11,12; 21:8,9; 97:4; Luke 19:27; Philippians 2:12
he sitteth
18:10; 80:1; Exodus 25:22; Ezekiel 10:1-22
earth
82:5; *marg:; Jeremiah 4:24; 5:22; 49:21; 50:46; Revelation 6:14; 20:11
be moved
Heb. stagger.
Isaiah 19:14; 24:19,20

Verse 2
The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.
great
48:1-3; 50:2; 76:1,2; Isaiah 12:6; 14:32; Hebrews 12:22-24; Revelation 14:1-5
high
66:7; 97:9; Daniel 4:34,35; James 4:6,7

Verse 3
Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.
thy great
66:3; 76:12; Deuteronomy 7:21; 28:58; Nehemiah 1:5; 4:14; 9:32; Jeremiah 20:11
for it
111:9; 145:17; Joshua 24:19; 1 Samuel 2:2; Isaiah 6:3; John 17:11; Revelation 4:8; Revelation 15:3,4

Verse 4
The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
strength
45:6,7; 72:1,2; Deuteronomy 32:3,4; 2 Samuel 23:3,4; Job 36:5-7; 37:23; Isaiah 11:3-5; Jeremiah 23:5; Revelation 19:11,16
thou dost
Isaiah 9:7; 42:4; 61:11
executest
Deuteronomy 10:18; Jude 1:15

Verse 5
Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
Exalt
9; 21:13; 34:3; 108:5; Exodus 15:2; Isaiah 12:4; 25:1; Hosea 11:7
footstool
132:7; 1 Chronicles 28:2; Isaiah 66:1
he is holy
or, it is holy.
3; Leviticus 19:2

Verse 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.
Moses
Exodus 24:6-8; 29:11-37; 40:23-29; Numbers 16:47,48
they called
Exodus 14:15; 15:25; 32:11-14; 33:12-15; Numbers 14:13-20; 16:21,22; 1 Samuel 7:9-12; 12:18-24; Jeremiah 15:1

Verse 7
He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.
in the cloudy
Exodus 19:9; 33:9; Numbers 12:5
kept
Exodus 40:16; Numbers 16:15; Deuteronomy 4:5; 33:9; 1 Samuel 12:3-5; Proverbs 28:9; Hebrews 3:2; 1 John 3:21,22

Verse 8
Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.
thou wast
89:33; Numbers 14:20; Deuteronomy 9:19; Jeremiah 46:28; Zephaniah 3:7
through
Exodus 32:2,34,35; Numbers 11:33,34; 14:20-34; 20:12,24; Deuteronomy 3:26; 9:20
their inventions
Ecclesiastes 7:29; Romans 1:21

Verse 9
Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.
Exalt
his holy
2:6; 48:1,2; 87:1-3
for the
3,5; 1 Samuel 2:2; Isaiah 5:16; 6:3; 57:15; Habakkuk 1:12; Luke 1:49; 1 Peter 1:15,16; Revelation 3:7; 4:8

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 99:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-99.html.

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Friday, November 15th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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