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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Psalms 98:2

 

 

The LORD has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.

Adam Clarke Commentary

Made known his salvation - He has delivered his people in such a way as to show that it was supernatural, and that their confidence in the unseen God was not in vain.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 98:2". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-98.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The Lord hath made known his salvation - See the notes at Isaiah 52:10. This does not mean that he had merely “proclaimed” his salvation, or his willingness to save, but that he had shown his salvation - his power to save - by some public act. What the particular act referred to here was, it is impossible now to ascertain. Such acts, however, have been often performed, as when he delivered his people out of Egypt; when he restored the Hebrews from the Babylonian captivity; and whenever he interposed in their behalf in times of danger. He has done it also in the gift of a Saviour; he does it in every revival of true religion; he does it in the salvation of a single sinner.

His righteousness - His righteous character; his faithfulness to his people. Whenever he interposes, it is in behalf of that which is right; and such interposition, therefore, is an illustration of his character as just. It is in this way we learn that his character is that of a just God.

Hath he openly showed - Margin, as in Hebrew, “revealed.” He has disclosed it, or made it manifest.

In the sight of the heathen - The nations; or, so that the nations could see it: that is, the nations outside of Pa estine. His acts were so public - so remarkable - that surrounding nations could learn what was his true character. Thus it was when he delivered his people from Egyptian bondage; and thus also frequently in the history of his people.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 98:2". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-98.html. 1870.

The Biblical Illustrator

Psalms 98:2

The Lord hath made known His salvation.

The praise of the vastness of God’s salvation

Mr. Booth, of the Blue Ribbon Army, told me that on his first journey to England, before he started, he said to his wife, “I have dreamed a dream. I have dreamt that I shall be wrecked and be the only person that will escape; and what a thrilling story that will be for me to tell.” He left home, and there was a collision, both ships were in very great danger, but by the wonderful providence of God both ships got back in harbour, and there was nobody lost whatever. So he said to his wife, “Is not this a much more thrilling story to tell? Is it not a much more happy thing to have to say, ‘Saved, and all saved that sailed with me, not one of them lost‘?” Oh, that we might have the privilege of saying, “Here am I, and the children that Thou hast given me.” (C. H. Spurgeon.)


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Exell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Psalms 98:2". The Biblical Illustrator. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/psalms-98.html. 1905-1909. New York.

Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible

"Jehovah hath made known his salvation:

His righteousness hath he openly showed in the

sight of all nations."

"In the sight of all nations." This great salvation which God achieved was accomplished during his visitation to our planet in the person of His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ. His death, burial and resurrection constitute the unique basis of that salvation; and the message of this verse is that God brought this to pass in such a manner that all the men on earth could not fail to be aware of it. It was "in the sight of all nations." As Paul expressed it, "This thing hath not been done in a comer" (Acts 26:26).

Indeed it was not done in a comer. The whole-world had every opportunity to know all about it. The same is true of all who were ever born. Historical time is reckoned from the birth of Jesus Christ, an event that split all time in half. All letters, newspapers, legal documents, treaties, legislations, etc. are dated from the birth of Christ. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are the most important historical records of the human race. Yes, this was done before all the nations.


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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Psalms 98:2". "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/psalms-98.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

The Lord hath made known his salvation,.... Which was appointed him, he undertook, came to perform, and has effected; this, though wrought out, is unknown to men, especially to the Gentile world, who had no prophecy, promise, or revelation of the Messiah, and salvation by him; but now this is made known in the everlasting Gospel, called therefore the Gospel of salvation, and by the ministers of it; and, besides this, the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ, and his salvation, is given to some; whereby they come to know their need of it, the suitableness of it to their case, the necessity of going to Christ for it, and their special and particular interest in it; and such have a new song put into their mouths, and are under great obligation to sing it:

his righteousness hath he openly showed in the sight of the Heathen; either the faithfulness of God in fulfilling his promises, particularly in raising up the Saviour Jesus; or the goodness of God to his people, and the strictness of his justice on their surety; goodness towards them, and severity on him, when he spared them and not him, turned his hand of grace and mercy on them, when he awoke the sword of justice against him; or rather his own righteousness, by which he fulfilled the law in the room and stead of his people; and which being brought in is revealed in the gospel, from faith to faith; and that "openly", not in dark shadows, types, and figures; but it is to be seen with open face in the clear glass of the Gospel; and is held up and forth in the ministration of it unto the Gentiles, whom God justifies through faith in it, as well as the believing Jews; see Romans 3:30.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 98:2". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-98.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

The LORD hath made known his c salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

(c) For the deliverance of his Church.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 98:2". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-98.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

salvation — the result of His righteousness (Psalm 7:17; Psalm 31:1), and both are publicly displayed.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 98:2". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-98.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

Salvation — The redemption of the world by the Messiah: which was hitherto reserved was a secret among the Jews, yea was not throughly known by the most of the Jews themselves.

Righteousness — His faithfulness in accomplishing this great promise.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 98:2". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-98.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 98:2 The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

Ver. 2. The Lord hath made known his salvation] His way of saving his people by his Son, Christ, Matthew 1:21 : this mystery, so long kept secret, is now made known to all nations for the obedience of faith, Romans 16:25-26.

His righteousness] Made ours by imputation; this the Jews to this day deride, and the Papists call it putative, in a jeer.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 98:2". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-98.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

His salvation; the redemption or salvation of the world by the Messias; which was hitherto reserved as a secret among the Jews, yea, was not thoroughly known and believed by the most of the Jews themselves.

His righteousness; either his faithfulness in accomplishing this great promise of sending the Messias; or his goodness and mercy, oft called by this Hebrew word; or the righteousness of God or of Christ revealed in the gospel.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 98:2". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-98.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

2. His righteousness—In punishing the wicked and vindicating the just. The word corresponds to his salvation in the previous member of the verse, for the “salvation” of those who trust in him implies judgment against such as reject and persecute the truth.

Openly showed in the sight of the heathen—It was no doubtful display of the divine power and purpose, but open, and defiant of all his enemies. The sentence is a more emphatic form of made known, in the previous member.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 98:2". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-98.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

heathen = nations.

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 98:2". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-98.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.
made
Isaiah 45:21-23; 49:6; 52:10; Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15; Luke 2:30-32; 3:6; Romans 10:18; Titus 2:13
righteousness
22:31; 24:5; Isaiah 45:24,25; 46:13; 62:2; Jeremiah 23:6; John 16:8-10; Romans 3:21-26; 9:30; 10:3,4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 3:9; 2 Peter 1:1
openly shewed
or, revealed.
Romans 1:17

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 98:2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-98.html.

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