Psalm 99:5
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New American Standard Bible
Exalt the LORD our God And worship at His footstool; Holy is He.

King James Bible
Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.

Darby Bible Translation
Exalt Jehovah our God, and worship at his footstool. He is holy!

World English Bible
Exalt Yahweh our God. Worship at his footstool. He is Holy!

Young's Literal Translation
Exalt ye Jehovah our God, And bow yourselves at His footstool, holy is He.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Exalt ye the Lord our God - See the notes at Psalm 30:1. The meaning is, Let his name be, as it were, lifted up on high, so as to be conspicuous or seen from afar. Let it be done with a lofty voice; let it be with ascriptions of praise.

And worship at his footstool - By humble prostration at his feet. The footstool is that on which the feet rest when one is sitting, and the reference here is to the footstool on which the feet of a king rested when he sat on his throne or chair of state. To worship at his footstool - compare 1 Chronicles 28:2; Psalm 132:7 - denotes the deepest humility and the profoundest prostration and reverence. It is as if we could not look on his face, or on his throne, or on his gorgeous and magnificent robes, but bowed our heads in lowly reverence, and deemed it sufficient honor to lie low before that on which his feet rested. To show the dignity and majesty of God, the earth itself is represented as being merely his footstool; as being, in comparison with the heaven - the place of his seat - his "throne," only as the footstool is as compared with the splendid chair of state. Isaiah 66:1; Matthew 5:34-35.

For he is holy - See Psalm 99:3. Margin, "it is holy." The translation in the text best expresses the sense. The fact that God is "holy" is a reason for lowly and profound prostration before him.

Psalm 99:5 Parallel Commentaries

Eleventh Day. The Holy one of Israel.
I am the Lord that brought you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God; ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. I the Lord which make you holy, am holy.'--Lev. xi. 45, xxi. 8. 'I am the Lord Thy God, the Holy One of Israel, Thy Saviour. Thus saith the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.'--Isa. xliii. 3, 14, 15. In the book of Exodus we found God making provision for the Holiness of His people. In the holy
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 15:2
"The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will extol Him.

Psalm 34:3
O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.

Psalm 95:6
Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

Psalm 99:3
Let them praise Your great and awesome name; Holy is He.

Psalm 107:32
Let them extol Him also in the congregation of the people, And praise Him at the seat of the elders.

Psalm 118:28
You are my God, and I give thanks to You; You are my God, I extol You.

Psalm 132:7
Let us go into His dwelling place; Let us worship at His footstool.

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