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Psalms 99



Verse 1

Psalm 99:1-9. God‘s government is especially exercised in and for His Church, which should praise Him for His gracious dealings.

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

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

Verse 2

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

Verse 3
name — perfections of justice, power, etc.

great and terrible name — producing dread (Deuteronomy 10:17), and to be praised by those over whom He is exalted (Psalm 97:9).

it is holy — or, “He is holy” (Psalm 99:5, Psalm 99:9; Isaiah 6:3).

Verse 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 Psalm 22:3).

Verses 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

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).


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These files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.
This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.

Bibliography Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 99:4". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.

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