9 Before the Lord; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
9 let them sing before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.
9 before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.
9 A tribute to God when he comes, When he comes to set the earth right. He'll straighten out the whole world, He'll put the world right, and everyone in it.
9 For He is coming to judge the earth. With righteousness He shall judge the world, And the peoples with equity.
9 before the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with justice, and the nations with fairness.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 98:9
Commentary on Psalm 98:4-9
(Read Psalm 98:4-9)
Let all the children of men rejoice in the setting up the kingdom of Christ, for all may benefit by it. The different orders of rational creatures in the universe, seem to be described in figurative language in the reign of the great Messiah. The kingdom of Christ will be a blessing to the whole creation. We expect his second coming to begin his glorious reign. Then shall heaven and earth rejoice, and the joy of the redeemed shall be full. But sin and its dreadful effects will not be utterly done away, till the Lord come to judge the world in righteousness. Seeing then that we look for such things, let us give diligence that we may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.