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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 99

Verse 1

The LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

reigneth = hath taken a kingdom. See note on Psalms 93:1 .

people = peoples.

cherubims. See App-41 . The Psalm was therefore written while the Ark was in existence.

the earth. The subject of Book IV. See notes on p. 809.

Verse 2

Zion. See App-68 .

the people = the peoples. Authorized Version, 1611, omitted "the".

Verse 3

holy. See notes on Psalms 93:1 , Psalms 93:5 and Exodus 3:5 .

Verse 4

judgment and righteousness. See 2 Samuel 8:15 and 1 Chronicles 18:14 . Compare with 1 Kings 10:9 .

Verse 5

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

He. Compare Psalms 99:3 and Psalms 99:9 , and see note on Psalms 93:1 , Psalms 93:5 .

Verse 6

Moses. He was the grandson of Levi, and exercised priestly functions before Aaron (Exodus 24:6-8 ); even consecrating him (Exodus 28:0 ). He and Aaron are both included "among His priests".

Samuel. Compare 1 Samuel 7:9 , 1Sa 7:10 ; 1 Samuel 12:18 .

They called. Omit "They", which obscures the sense, by leaving Moses and Aaron without a predicate. Compare Exodus 15:25 ; Exodus 32:11-14 ; Exodus 33:12-14 .Numbers 11:2 ; Numbers 21:7 . Deuteronomy 9:20 , Deuteronomy 9:26 . Psalms 106:23 .

Verse 7

unto them: i.e. to Moses and Aaron.

Verse 8

them = Moses and Aaron.

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4 . IV

them . . . their = the People.

tookest vengeance. Compare Numbers 20:12 .Deuteronomy 3:26 . Psalms 106:32 , Psalms 106:33 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 99". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-99.html. 1909-1922.