Psalms 99:2

2 Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations.

Psalms 99:2 in Other Translations

2 The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.
2 The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples.
2 The LORD sits in majesty in Jerusalem, exalted above all the nations.
2 God looms majestic in Zion, He towers in splendor over all the big names.
2 The Lord is great in Zion; He is exalted above all the peoples.

Psalms 99:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 99:2

The Lord is great in Zion
Where the temple stood, and into which Christ came as the proprietor of it, and gave it a greater glory by his presence than the first temple had; here he preached his doctrines, wrought many of his miracles; here he poured forth the Spirit on his apostles; and from hence went forth his Gospel into all the world: or in Zion, that is, in his church, and among his people; here he grants his gracious presence, and bestows the blessings of his goodness; and shows himself to be great and glorious in his person, offices, and operations; see ( Psalms 98:1 ) ,

and he is high above all people;
as God, he is the Creator of them all; in whom they live, move, and have their being, and so must be above them all; as Mediator, he is the Saviour of his own people, and exalted to be so unto them; as King, he is higher than the kings of the earth, and therefore must be above all the rest of the inhabitants of it; he is higher than the heavens, and the angels there, and therefore he must be higher than the earth, and they that dwell in it; he is highly exalted above every name that is named in this world, or in that to come.

Psalms 99:2 In-Context

1 The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.
2 Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations.
3 Let them praise your great and awesome name— he is holy.
4 The King is mighty, he loves justice— you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right.
5 Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Psalms 48:1
  • 2. Psalms 2:6
  • 3. Exodus 15:1; Psalms 46:10; Psalms 97:9; Psalms 113:4; Psalms 148:13
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