Psalms 132:16

16 Her priests I will also clothe with salvation. Her saints will shout aloud for joy.

Psalms 132:16 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 132:16

I will also clothe her priests with salvation
With the garments of salvation, as the Targum; in answer to the petition, ( Psalms 132:9 ) ; but more is promised than prayed for, "salvation" including "righteousness" and all other blessings; and may be interpreted, as there, either of the ministers of the Gospel clothed with the doctrine of salvation by Christ, coming forth full fraught with it, openly publishing and proclaiming it; salvation being made public and manifest by them as a garment, as Aben Ezra observes: moreover Gospel ministers are instruments of saving others; the Gospel preached by them being the power of God unto salvation, as well as they themselves are saved in the same way, ( 1 Timothy 4:16 ) ; besides, they are kept by the power of God, and in the hands of Christ, who protects them, and as it were covers them with the garment of salvation, while they are publishing it to the world, to whose reproaches and insults they are exposed: or else this may be interpreted of the people of God in common, who are all kings and priests to God, and are all clothed with the garments of salvation, ( Isaiah 61:10 ) . Salvation by Christ is brought near to them, is applied to them, and put upon them as a garment; it is from Christ, and without them, though upon them; it is their clothing and their ornament, as well as their security from sin, law, death, and hell; see ( Psalms 149:4 ) ;

and her saints shall shout aloud for joy;
not only "shout", as is entreated, ( Psalms 132:9 ) ; but "shout aloud"; it shall be a jubilee time with them on account of the Gospel of salvation, the joyful sound sounded in their ears by the ministers of it clothed with it; and on account of the salvation itself, so great, so suitable, so free, so complete and full, and in which the glory of God is so much displayed; and on account of the application of it to themselves, being clothed with it and possessed of the joys of it. These the Jewish writers generally understand of the Levites.

Psalms 132:16 In-Context

14 "This is my resting place forever. Here I will live, for I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly bless her provision. I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 Her priests I will also clothe with salvation. Her saints will shout aloud for joy.
17 There I will make the horn of David to bud. I have ordained a lamp for my anointed.
18 I will clothe his enemies with shame, But on himself, his crown will be resplendant."
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