Psalms 98

PSALM 98

Psalms 98:1-9 . In view of the wonders of grace and righteousness displayed in God's salvation, the whole creation is invited to unite in praise.

1. gotten . . . victory--literally, "made salvation," enabled Him to save His people.
right hand, and . . . arm--denote power.
holy arm--or, "arm of holiness," the power of His united moral perfections ( Psalms 22:3 , 32:11 ).

2. salvation--the result of His righteousness ( Psalms 7:17 , 31:1 ), and both are publicly displayed.

3. The union of mercy and truth ( Psalms 57:3 , 85:10 ) secure the blessings of the promise ( Genesis 12:3 , 18:18 ) to all the world ( Isaiah 52:10 ).

4-6. make a loud noise--or, "burst forth" ( Isaiah 14:7 , 44:23 ).
before . . . King--hail Him as your sovereign; and while, with every aid to demonstrate zeal and joy, intelligent creatures are invited to praise, as in Psalms 96:11-13 , inanimate nature is also summoned to honor Him who triumphs and rules in righteousness and equity.

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