The Psalms

Psalm 99

The prophet, setting forth the kingdom of God in Zion, 1-4, exhorts all, by the example of their forefathers, to worship God at his holy hill, 5-9.

1 The LORD reigns. Let the people tremble. He sits between the cherubim. Let the earth be moved.

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

3 Let them praise your great and awesome name, for it is holy.

4 The king's strength also loves judgment. You establish equity. You execute judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

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

6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests, and Samuel was among those who call upon his name. They called upon the LORD, and he answered them.

7 He spoke to them in the cloudy pillar. They kept his testimonies and the ordinance that he gave them.

8 You answered them, O LORD our God. You were a God who forgave them, though you took vengeance on their inventions.

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


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 99[➚]


John Calvin's Chapter Summary:

This psalm differs from those which precede it in one respect, that it speaks of the kingdom of God, and the blessings consequent upon it, as confined within Judea; and rather calls upon the posterity of Abraham, in distinction from the surrounding nations, to praise God for the privilege of their adoption.