Psalms 132:9

9 Let your 1priests be 2clothed with righteousness, and let your 3saints shout for joy.

Psalms 132:9 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 132:9

Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness
In ( 2 Chronicles 6:41 ) ; it is, "with salvation", as in ( Psalms 132:16 ) . Either the ministers of the word; who may be said to be clothed with righteousness when they perform their work righteously, and faithfully dispense the word, keep back nothing that is profitable, and administer the ordinances according to the rules of Christ; and when their lives and conversations are agreeable to the Gospel they preach; see ( Job 29:14 ) ; or else all true believers; who are priests as well as kings unto God; and who are clothed with the robe of Christ's righteousness; and with the internal graces of the Spirit, the new man created in righteousness and true holiness; and with conversation garments, becoming the Gospel, and their profession of it;

and let thy saints shout for joy;
the Levites; thy Holy Ones, as the Targum; so Kimchi, Arama, and others; the singers in the temple: but rather the Lord's sanctified ones, true believers under the Gospel dispensation, are meant; who shout for joy, and have reason so to do, at the incarnation of Christ, at his ascension to heaven, at the Gospel preached by his ministers, and at the robe of righteousness with which they are clothed. In ( 2 Chronicles 6:41 ) it is, "rejoice in goodness"; in the goodness of the Lord; in the good things bestowed on them, or promised to them.

Psalms 132:9 In-Context

7 "Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!"
8 Arise, O LORD, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.
9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your saints shout for joy.
10 For the sake of your servant David, do not turn away the face of your anointed one.
11 The LORD swore to David a sure oath from which he will not turn back: "One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne.

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