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 among his priests, and Samuel 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.