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Commentary Critical And Explanatory On The Whole Bible by Robert Jamieson

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

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

1. sitteth ... cherubim -- (compare 1Sa 4:4; Ps 80:1).

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

2. great in Zion -- where He dwells (Ps 9:11).

3. thy ... name -- perfections of justice, power, &c.

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

it is holy -- or, |He is holy| (Ps 99:5, 9; Isa 6:3).

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 Ps 22:3).

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 Ex 18:19; Le 8:15; De 5:5; 1Sa 9:13).

7. cloudy pillar -- the medium of divine intercourse (Ex 33:9; Nu 12:5). Obedience was united with worship. God answered them as intercessors for the people, who, though forgiven, were yet chastened (Ex 32:10, 34).

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