Psalms 93:1-4

1 The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.
2 Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity.
3 The seas have lifted up, LORD, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
4 Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea— the LORD on high is mighty.

Psalms 93:1-4 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 93

This psalm is by some ascribed to Moses, by others to David, which latter is more probable; with which agree the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and all the Oriental versions; all which, excepting the Syriac and Arabic versions, say it is a psalm that was made to be sung the day before the sabbath; and it was a custom with the Jews {a} to sing it on the sixth day of the week; which it is likely the authors of the Septuagint version were acquainted with, and therefore inserted it in the title of the psalm, though it is not in the Hebrew text. The subject of the psalm is the kingdom of God; not of nature and providence, but of grace; the kingdom of the Messiah; of the certainty, firmness, and eternity of it, notwithstanding the opposition of mighty enemies; being established by the sure promises of God, which his faithfulness and holiness were engaged to make good. Kimchi says, that all these psalms, this and the following to Psalm 101, are concerning the Messiah; and so say Kabvenaki and Ben Melech.

Psalms 93:1-4 In-Context

1 The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.
2 Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity.
3 The seas have lifted up, LORD, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
4 Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea— the LORD on high is mighty.
5 Your statutes, LORD, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days.

Cross References 13

  • 1. S 1 Chronicles 16:31; S Psalms 97:1
  • 2. S Job 40:10; S Psalms 21:5; Psalms 104:1
  • 3. S Psalms 65:6
  • 4. Psalms 24:2; Psalms 78:69; Psalms 119:90
  • 5. 1 Chronicles 16:30; Psalms 96:10
  • 6. S 2 Samuel 7:16
  • 7. S Genesis 21:33; Psalms 45:6
  • 8. Psalms 96:11; Psalms 98:7; Isaiah 5:30; Isaiah 17:12-13; Jeremiah 6:23
  • 9. S Psalms 46:3
  • 10. Job 9:8; Psalms 107:25,29; Isaiah 51:15; Jeremiah 31:35; Habakkuk 3:10
  • 11. Psalms 65:7; Jeremiah 6:23
  • 12. S Psalms 18:4; John 1:15
  • 13. S Nehemiah 9:32; S Job 9:4
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