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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Psalms 99:6-9

The happiness of Israel in God's government is here further made out by some particular instances of his administration, especially with reference to those that were, in their day, the prime leaders and most active useful governors of that people?Moses, Aaron, and Samuel, in the two former of whom the theocracy or divine government began (for they were employed to form Israel into a people) and in the last of whom that form of government, in a great measure, ended; for when the people rejected... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Psalms 99:6

Moses and Aaron among his priests ,.... The priests of the Lord, called and appointed by him, that ministered to him in that office, were the priests of Christ, types of him, and ceased when he came: these were the chief among them, or of them, as Kimchi observes: Moses officiated as a priest before Aaron was called and separated to that service; yea, it was he that consecrated and installed him in it, and that by offering sacrifice among other things, Exodus 29:1 , Numbers 7:1 , and... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 99:6

Moses and Aaron - As Moses and Aaron among the priests, and as Samuel among the prophets, worshipped God in humility, gratitude, and the spirit of obedience, and received the strongest tokens of the Divine favor; so worship ye the Lord, that he may bless, support, and save you. Moses was properly the priest of the Hebrews before Aaron and his family were appointed to that office. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 99:6

Verse 6 6.Moses and Aaron. The Psalmist magnifies the special grace which God in a very remarkable manner vouchsafed to the seed of Abraham, that thence he chose for himself prophets and priests to be, as it were, mediators between him and the people, to ratify the covenant of salvation. And he mentions three persons who were famous in former times. For Moses was, as it were, a mediator to reconcile the people unto God. Aaron was invested with the same office; and, subsequently, Samuel... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 99:1-9

The holy God infinitely worthy of our worship. I. BECAUSE OF HIS UNIVERSAL SUPREMACY . ( Psalms 99:1-3 .) His power exercised for the ends of goodness. "He is great in Zion," the most beneficent institution. II. BECAUSE HE RULES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF RIGHT AND TRUTH . ( Psalms 99:4 , Psalms 99:5 .) He is setting up throughout the world righteous order, establishing the dominion of right and justice. III. BECAUSE HE HEARS AND ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 99:6

Moses and Aaron among his priests . Moses, though not called a priest in the Pentateuch, performed many priestly acts, such as sprinkling the blood of the covenant at Mount Sinai ( Exodus 24:6-8 ), setting in order the tabernacle ( Exodus 40:18-33 ), consecrating Aaron and his sons (Le Psalms 8:6 -30), interceding for the people ( Exodus 32:30-32 ; Numbers 14:13-19 ), etc. He is therefore, not improperly, here included among God's priests. And Samuel among them that call upon... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 99:6

Samuel. The venerable figure of Samuel forms the living link between two great and very diverse stages in the history of ancient Israel. He was the last of the judges ( Acts 13:29 ), he was the first of the prophets ( Acts 3:24 ). Not that there were no prophets between Moses and Samuel ( 4:4 ; 1 Samuel 2:27 ), but from his time the prophetic gift and office took that leading place which belonged to it down to the days of Malachi. As judge, Samuel's administration brought to a... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 99:6

Model worshippers. The reason for recalling these three worshippers belonging to the olden times, and these three only, does not immediately appear. And it is singular to find both Moses and Aaron classed as priests. Probably, before the appointment of the Levitical priesthood, Moses had been the priest as well as leader of the people. The thought appears to be that men may now call upon and worship God with the assured confidence that he receives worship and answers prayers even as he has... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Psalms 99:6

Moses and Aaron among his priests - Among the ministers of religion; or, as officiating in the service of God. Let them come as representatives of their order - as representing those who conduct the public worship of God, and join in his praise. The idea is, that all mankind should join in his praise, and those mentioned here as among the most eminent of those who were engaged in directing the public worship of God. Moses could be called a “priest” only in the most general sense of the term, as... read more

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