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Psalm 132:9

9 May your priests be clothed with your righteousness; may your faithful people sing for joy.’ ”

Read Psalm 132:9 Using Other Translations

Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your saints shout for joy.
May your priests be clothed in godliness; may your loyal servants sing for joy.

What does Psalm 132:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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