Description
This psalm is a prophetic picture of celebration in the Millennial Kingdom when Jesus is seated on his throne in Jerusalem, and he is fully established as king over all the earth.
Commentary
This psalm is a prophetic picture of celebration in the Millennial Kingdom when Jesus is seated on his throne in Jerusalem, and he is fully established as king over all the earth. In verse 1, this is reason for all the nations to clap their hands and shout to God with cries of joy. Verse 3, in the prophetic past tense, speaks of his defeat of enemy nations. Verse 5 speaks of his ascent, implying to Mount Zion, amid the sounding of rams' horns (traditional Jewish trumpets). Verse 9 speaks of the kings of the earth belonging to God, and the nobles of nations assembling as people of the God of Abraham. At the second coming, Jesus will overthrow earthly rulers (see Psalm 110:5) and replace them with believers who will reign with him (Obadiah 1:21, Luke 19:17, 2 Timothy 2:12, Revelation 20:6).
Tags
Places: Jerusalem, Mount Zion
Symbols:
Tags: Millennium, Jesus establishes his kingdom, Jesus overthrows earthly rulers, Reigning with Christ
1 For the music director; by the Korahites; a psalm. All you nations, clap your hands! Shout out to God in celebration!
2 For the Lord Most High is awe-inspiring; he is the great king who rules the whole earth!
3 He subdued nations beneath us and countries under our feet.
4 He picked out for us a special land to be a source of pride for Jacob, whom he loves. (Selah)
5 God has ascended his throne amid loud shouts; the Lord has ascended amid the blaring of ram’s horns.
6 Sing to God! Sing! Sing to our king! Sing!
7 For God is king of the whole earth! Sing a well-written song!
8 God reigns over the nations! God sits on his holy throne!
9 The nobles of the nations assemble, along with the people of the God of Abraham, for God has authority over the rulers of the earth. He is highly exalted!
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