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4 In whose hand are the deep places of the earth the heights of the hills are his also. "Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?" Is. 40:12.

5 "They lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is " Acts 4:24.

6 Verse 1. "The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created" Rev. 4:10, II.

7 "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.' "" "They shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand" S. Jo. 10:9, 28.

Warning against unbelief. vv. 8-11.

8 Lit. Harden not your heart as at Meribah; as in the day of Massah in the wilderness. See Ex. 17:1-7.

10 "With whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?" Heb. 3:17.

11 Lit. So that I sware in my wrath: they shall not enter into my rest. "Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice; surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them which provoked me see it " Num. 14:22, 23. "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief" Heb. 4:9, 11.



This psalm is found (with few variations) in 1 Chr. 16:2333, in the account of the bringing up of the Ark to Zion from the house of Obed-edom.




"Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth" Is. 42:10. 'They sung as it were a new song before the throne, and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth" Rev. 14:3.

Ps. XCV. 5 Prepared, K. J. formed. 6 Fall down, K. J. bow down. 7 The Lord; not in the Heb. 8-11 See Heb. 3:7-18; 4:3-11, where these verses are quoted. 9 And saw my works; lit. even though they saw my work.

Ps. XCVI. I A new song. "The term is strikingly appropriate both to this Psalm and to Ps. 98. For here are set forth expectations strange to the Jewish creed of former days, and God's intention that the Gentiles should be fellowheírs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise,' begins to dawn upon the exclusive nation."-Jennings and Lowe.

2 Sing unto the LORD, and praise his Name: be telling of his salvation from day to day.

66:2,4 72:18

78:4 3 Declare his honour unto the 86:10 heathen: and his wonders unto all people.


136:4 145:5,6

48:1 95:3


47:2 67:7

4 For the LORD is great, and cannot worthily be praised: he is 145:3 more to be feared than all gods. 5 As for all the gods of the 135:15- heathen, they are but idols: but 18 it is the LORD that made the 104:2 heavens.

33:6 86:8



6 Glory and worship are before him: power and honour are in his sanctuary.


7 Ascribe unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people: ascribe unto the LORD worship and power. 29:2 8 Ascribe unto the LORD the 68:29 honour due unto his Name: bring 76:11 presents, and come into his courts. 9 O worship the LORD in the 100:3 beauty of holiness: let the whole earth stand in awe of him.


29:2 95:6




97:4 IO Tell it out among the heath931,2 en, that the LORD is King: and 9:7,8 that it is he who hath made the 50:6 67:4 round world so fast that it cannot 72: 1,2 be moved; and how that he shall judge the people righteously.

69:35 II Let the heavens rejoice, and 98:8,9 let the earth be glad : let the sea 148:1-10 make a noise, and all that therein


12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the LORD.


"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!" Is. 52:7.

3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. "Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it " Acts 28:28.

4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

6 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.


None shall appear before me empty " Ex. 23:15.

9 Lit. Worship the LORD in holy vestments; tremble before him, all the earth. "He put on the robe of honour, and was clothed with the perfection of glory, he went up to the holy altar, he made the garment of holiness honourable " Ecclus. 501I. "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white" Rev. 19:7, 8.

10 Lit. Say among the nations, the LORD is King; yea the world is established that it cannot be moved. He shall judge the peoples in uprightness. Verse 13.

12 "Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein : the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel" Is.


2 Praise, K. J. bless. 5 Idols, lit. nothings. 6 In his sanctuary; Chr. 16:27 has "in his place." Beauty; in 1 Chr. the word is "gladness." 7, 8 Ascribe, K. J. give. "" Worship, K.J. glory. 8 "Come into his courts" is before him" in 1 Chr. 16:29.



9:8 98:10

13 For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.

Am. P. B., vv. 1-4 in Sel. X; vv. 9, 13 in "Venite." Scotch P. B. v. 8 Offertory Sentence. Int. Epiph. Sar. Name of Jesus. Rom., Christmas; Circ.; Epiph.; 2d Sun. af. Epiph. (Holy Name of Jesus); Trin.; Michaelmas; Transfig.; Exalt. Cross; Cons. Ch.; v. 2, 5th Sun. af. Easter; vv. 8, 9, 18th af. Pent.; v. 11, Christmas (1st Comm.) L. T. See p. x.

PSALM XCVII. Dominus regnavit (exultet terra).


72:10 THE LORD is King, the earth 96:10,11 may be glad thereof: yea, the 99:1 multitude of the isles may be glad thereof.


2 Clouds and darkness are 33:5 round about him righteousness 89:15 and judgment are the habitation of his seat.


3 There shall go a fire before 13 him and burn up his enemies on 106:18 every side.

21:9 50:3




18:14 4 His lightnings gave shine unto the world: the earth saw it, 96:9 104:32 and was afraid.

5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD: at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

19:1 50:6

6 The heavens have declared 96:3 98:3 his righteousness: and all the people have seen his glory.

7 Confounded be all they that worship carved images, and that delight in vain gods: worship him, all ye gods.

8 Sion heard of it, and re

13 Lit. He shall judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness. Verse 10. Righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins" Is. 11:5. "He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained" Acts 17:31. "The Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all" S. Jude 14, 15.


This psalm was probably written soon after the Captivity.

Manifestation of God's Glory.

The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. "Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands " Is. 42:12.

3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. The LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire" Is. 66:15. "In the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them" S. Mat. 13:30. "Our God is a consuming fire" Heb. 12:29.

4 The earth saw, and trembled.

"The mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire" Mic. 1:4. "The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up" 2 S. Pet. 3:10.

6 I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory " Is. 66:18.


They shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods" Is. 42:17. See Is. 2:18-21; Jer. 10:14; Wisd. 15:6, 13. "Their gods of wood, and which are overlaid with gold and silver, are like the stones that be hewn out of the mountain: they that worship them shall be confounded" Baruch 6:39. "When he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him " Heb.


8 "When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh" S. Lu. 21:28.

Ps. XCVII. I "Multitude of the isles" is synonymous with the Gentile world. Comp. Is. 42:4 with S. Mat. 12:21. 2 Habitation his seat; foundation of his throne. 7 Lit. That boast themselves in idols. A passage similar to the last clause of this verse is interpolated in the Gk. version of Deut. 32:43; see Heb. 1:6.

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