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Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Psalms 98

 

 

Verses 1-9

XCVIII. A Psalm of Grateful Joy.—The poet calls all nations and all mankind to rejoice, because Yahweh "has manifested His righteousness." Here, as in Psalms 98:2 Is., righteousness means Yahweh's vindication of Israel's rights (see Psalms 103:6, Isaiah 45:24). It is almost equivalent to the grace which Yahweh shows to Israel. Yahweh will, moreover, come speedily to judge the world.

Psalms 98:1. a new song: see on Psalms 96:1. Yahweh's arm is holy, because separate from all human weakness and defilement.

Psalms 98:6. The trumpets are possibly mentioned here, because the Ps. was meant for use at the Feast of Trumpets (the Jewish New Year's Day, p. 104).

 


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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Psalms 98:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pfc/psalms-98.html. 1919.

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