Psalms 86:9

9 All the nations You have made will come and bow down before You, Lord, and will honor Your name.[a]

Psalms 86:9 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 86:9

All nations whom thou hast made
All nations, or the inhabitants of all nations, are made by the Lord, and of the blood of one man, ( Acts 17:26 ) , and which as it shows the obligation of all men to come and worship, as is said should be; so likewise that the Lord, who has made them, is able to make them come to do homage to him, as follows:

shall come and worship before thee, O Lord;
"come", spiritually, by faith and repentance, to the Lord himself, being drawn by the power of his efficacious grace through the ministry of the word; and, locally, to the house and ordinances of God, to attend upon them, and wait on him in them; and "worship" both externally, according to his revealed will; and internally in the exercise of grace, in spirit and in truth: this is prophetically said of the conversion of the Gentiles in Gospel times, especially in the latter day; see ( Revelation 15:4 ) . Kimchi and Arama say this will be in the time of the Messiah:

and shall glorify thy name;
the Lord himself, with their bodies and spirits, which are his; and ascribe the glory of their salvation to him, and glorify him for his mercy towards them in their redemption and conversion; glorify that and every perfection of his, displayed in their salvation; and also his Gospel, which brings them the news of it; see ( Romans 15:9 ) ( Acts 13:48 ) .

Psalms 86:9 In-Context

7 I call on You in the day of my distress, for You will answer me.
8 Lord, there is no one like You among the gods, and there are no works like Yours.
9 All the nations You have made will come and bow down before You, Lord, and will honor Your name.
10 For You are great and perform wonders; You alone are God.
11 Teach me Your way, Lord, and I will live by Your truth. Give me an undivided mind to fear Your name.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Ps 22:27; 66:4; Zch 14:16