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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.