Psalms 98:8

8 Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy

Psalms 98:8 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 98:8

Let the floods clap their hands
Or "rivers" F5, dashing against their banks, as they pass along; a prosopopoeia, as the preceding and following, expressing great joy on account of the Messiah, the reigning King. Aben Ezra interprets this of men that are in rivers, as the sea; in the preceding verse of such that are in ships at sea; and the hills in the next clause of such that dwell on them;

let the hills be joyful together;
see ( Isaiah 55:12 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F5 (twrhn) "fluvii", Cocceius, Gejerus, so Ainsworth.

Psalms 98:8 In-Context

6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.
7 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who live in it.
8 Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy
9 at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.