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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Psalms 66:4

 

 

"All the earth will worship You, And will sing praises to You; They will sing praises to Your name." Selah.

Adam Clarke Commentary

All the earth - The whole land shall worship thee. There shall no more an idol be found among the tribes of Israel. This was iterally true. After the Babylonish captivity the Israelites never relapsed into idolatry.

Selah - Remark it: this is a well attested truth.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 66:4". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-66.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

All the earth shall worship thee - That is, all the inhabitants of the world will bow down before thee, or render thee homage. The time will come when thy right to reign will be universally acknowledged, or when thou wilt everywhere be adored as the true God. This is in accordance with all the statements in the Bible. See the notes at Psalm 22:27; Compare the notes at Isaiah 45:23; notes at Romans 14:11.

And shall sing unto thee - Shall celebrate thy praises. “To thy name.” To thee.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 66:4". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-66.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

All the earth shall worship thee,.... The Messiah, who is equal with God; the Creator of men; the Redeemer of his people; the Head of the church, and King of saints; their Lord, and therefore to be worshipped; with internal worship, in the exercise of faith, hope, and love; and with external worship, in the word and ordinances, by prayer and praise, public and private. This universal worship, that will be yielded him, will be in the latter day; which shows that this psalm respects those times, when Christ shall be King over all the earth, and his name, worship, and religion, one, Zechariah 14:9;

and shall sing unto thee; the song of Moses and the Lamb, the Lamb's new song, the song of redeeming grace; which none but the redeemed ever can sing aright, Revelation 14:3;

they shall sing to thy name; or, "they shall", or "let them sing thy name"F24יזמרו שמך "cantent nomen tuum", Gejerus; "cantabunt nomen tuum", Michaelis. ; thou shall be the subject of their song; thy person, offices, kingdom, grace, and glory: or they shall sing to the honour of thy name, as in Psalm 66:2.

Selah; on this word; see Gill on Psalm 3:2.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 66:4". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-66.html. 1999.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

4.All the earth shall worship thee. The Psalmist had good reason for insisting upon this one point again and again. Though all tongues were tuned to the praise of God, they never could adequately extol it; and yet such are the negligence and the perversity of men, that they will scarcely lift one feeble note in celebration of a theme which should command their united strength and might. We have another prediction here, of a time being to come when God would be worshipped, not only by the Jews, a small section of the human family, but by all the nations which would be eventually brought under his government. And we are not to consider that he refers to such a worship as would be constrained, and only not withheld, because resistance might be dangerous, but to the sincere homage of the heart — they shall sing unto thee! they shall sing unto thy name Praise is the best of all sacrifices, (as we are told, Psalms 50:14) and the true evidence of godliness. (470)


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Psalms 66:4". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/psalms-66.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 66:4 All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing [to] thy name. Selah.

Ver. 4. All the earth shall worship thee] Heb. they shall bow down to thee, stoop to thy government, submit to the sceptre of thy kingdom; they shall become the kingdoms of our Lord Jesus Christ. O dieculam illam! O mora! Christe veni.

Selah] Let that thy kingdom come; come speedily, come in our days, as the modern Jews pray daily (Bimherah, Beiamenu).


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 66:4". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-66.html. 1865-1868.

Sermon Bible Commentary

Psalms 66:4

I. It is man's duty to worship God; therefore man can attain a true knowledge of God. The first idea of God is awakened by the words and acts of our fellow-men; but when the idea is once ours, we can verify and ennoble it for ourselves. Within the last few years, however, it has been maintained that man cannot have any real knowledge of what God is. It has been affirmed that we have no reason for believing that God's justice and God's love are the same attributes in kind as human justice and human love; that therefore, not knowing what these perfections really are as they exist in God, we are in no condition to pronounce whether any alleged acts of God are in harmony with them or not. This appalling theory would quench all my hope, paralyse my faith, and render it impossible for me to love God. It would desolate my religious life, and bring upon my soul a darkness that could be felt. If this were true, worship would be impossible. We can, we do, know God as He is, not perfectly, but with a real and trustworthy knowledge. "All the earth shall worship Him," and all the earth therefore shall know Him. It is one of the most animating motives to the discipline of the soul in righteousness and to resolute struggle against sin that as our holiness increases our knowledge of God becomes wider and deeper; in this world as well as in the next "the pure in heart shall see God."

II. God finds satisfaction and delight in human worship. Apart from this conviction, our praises and our adoration must lose their life and reality. If I speak, it is because I believe He listens. If I rejoice in looking up into His face, it is because I see Him looking back upon me with ineffable love and delight. In the act of worship we draw near to God, and God draws near to us. How it is, we know not, but through secret avenues He enters our spirits, and we become mysteriously one with Him. To discharge this duty of worship aright, our religious thought should not incessantly revolve about our personal conflicts with sin and our own immortal safety. We think too much of ourselves, too little of God. We ask Him too constantly for help; we too seldom thank Him with throbbing gratitude for the blessings which are ours already, and for the infinite grace which prompted Him to give us Christ and to promise us heaven. More deep and devout thought on what God is would change all this, and bring our life in this world into nearer harmony with what we hope it will be in the next.

R. W. Dale, Discourses on Special Occasions, p. 3.


References: Psalms 66:9.—J. Wells, Thursday Penny Pulpit, vol. vii., p. 61. Psalms 66:14.—J. N. Norton, Every Sunday, p. 166.


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Nicoll, William R. "Commentary on Psalms 66:4". "Sermon Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/sbc/psalms-66.html.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Many people of divers nations shall be so affected with thy stupendous works, that they shall worship and praise thee for them, and all people shall do so, and shall have just cause to do so; and the time will come when all nations will actually do so, to wit, in the days of the Messias.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 66:4". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-66.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

4. Shall worship thee—Shall prostrate themselves, as in Psalms 72:11, whether in forced submission from the overawing prevalence of divine truth or from loving obedience is not stated.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 66:4". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-66.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Psalms 66:4. All the earth shall worship thee, &c. — Many people of divers nations shall be so affected with thy stupendous works, that they shall worship and praise thee for them, and all the people shall have just cause to do so; and the time will come when all nations will actually do so, namely, in the days of the Messiah.


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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Psalms 66:4". Joseph Benson's Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/psalms-66.html. 1857.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

the earth. See note on "ye lands", Psalms 66:1.

sing = sing psalms.

Selah. Marking the Structure by showing that (verses: Psalms 66:5-7) corresponds with (Psalms 66:16); and connecting the exhortation of verses: Psalms 66:1-4 with the reason for it in Psalms 66:5. See App-66.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 66:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-66.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.

All the earth shall worship thee - (Psalms 22:27.)


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 66:4". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-66.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.
22:27; 65:5; 67:2,3; 96:1,2; 117:1; Isaiah 2:2-4; 11:9; 42:10-12; Isaiah 49:22,23; Daniel 7:14; Malachi 1:11; Revelation 15:4

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 66:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-66.html.

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