Matthew Poole on Psalm 96 and signing the new song unto the Lord

Not open for further replies.

Reformed Covenanter

Cancelled Commissioner
... 7 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

O ye kindreds of the people; or, O ye families of the people of the world. And the word families may be understood either, 1. Strictly and properly; and so it may be intimated that this great blessing of salvation by Christ should not be imparted to whole nations, but only to some persons taken out of every people and nation, as it is expressed, Revelation v. 9. Or, 2. More largely for nations, as it is taken, Gen. xii. 3 Jer. xxv. 9 Zechariah xiv. 18; and so it may be implied that not only some few of the heathen people should be brought to the acknowledgment and worship of the true God, as was usual in the times of the Old Testament, but that whole nations should come in to the church of God together.

8 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.

Into the courts of his house. But under this one part of worship he comprehends the whole worship of God; and he speaks of the worship of the New Testament under the expressions of legal worship, as the prophets elsewhere do, as Matt. i. 11, and elsewhere. …

For more, see:

Not open for further replies.