Psalms 102:15

15 The godless nations will sit up and take notice - see your glory, worship your name -

Psalms 102:15 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 102:15

So the Heathen shall fear the name of the Lord
Whose name is reverend, and to be feared; especially the glorious and fearful name "Jehovah", expressive of the divine existence, of his eternity and immutability; though the name of the Lord frequently signifies himself, and here particularly the Messiah, the Son of God, in whom the name of the Lord is; the King of saints, whom all men will fear in the latter day, when the set time to favour Zion is come; will stand in awe of him, be careful of offending him, and will serve and worship him; even the very Heathen, who knew not God, and had no fear of him before their eyes, or in their hearts; the Pagan nations, whose kingdoms will become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; see ( Revelation 11:15 ) ( Revelation 15:3 Revelation 15:4 )

and all the kings of the earth thy glory;
which may be supplied thus, either "all the kings of the earth shall see thy glory", or shall fear thee because of "thy glory"; the glory of Christ's person, as the Son of God; the glory of his offices, as Prophet, Priest, and King; especially the glory of his kingly office, to which that of the kings of the earth is not to be compared; the glory of his works of creation, providence, and redemption; and as it will be held forth in the Gospel, with which the earth will now be full, and so be filled with the glory of the Lord, ( Psalms 72:19 ) , and will be so remarkable and conspicuous as to be taken notice of by the kings of the earth, even by all of them, who, when the glory of the Lord shall be risen in Zion, will come to the brightness of it, and look upon it, and admire it, and fear because of it, ( Isaiah 60:1 Isaiah 60:3 ) .

Psalms 102:15 In-Context

13 You'll get up from your throne and help Zion - it's time for compassionate help.
14 Oh, how your servants love this city's rubble and weep with compassion over its dust!
15 The godless nations will sit up and take notice - see your glory, worship your name -
16 When God rebuilds Zion, when he shows up in all his glory,
17 When he attends to the prayer of the wretched. He won't dismiss their prayer.
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