Psalm 98:9
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New International Version
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.

King James Bible
Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

Darby Bible Translation
Before Jehovah, for he cometh to judge the earth: he will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.

World English Bible
Let them sing before Yahweh, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.

Young's Literal Translation
Before Jehovah, For He hath come to judge the earth, He judgeth the world in righteousness, And the people in uprightness!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For he cometh to judge the earth - He comes to make known his salvation, and show his merciful designs to all the children of men.

With righteousness shall he judge the world - His word shall not be confined; all shall know him, from the least to the greatest: he shall show that he is loving to every man, and hateth nothing that he hath made. See the notes on Psalm 96:1-13 (note). There is a very great similarity between this Psalm and the Song or Magnificat of the Blessed Virgin. I shall note some of the parallels, chiefly from Bishop Nicholson.

This Psalm is an evident prophecy of Christ's coming to save the world; and what is here foretold by David is, in the Blessed Virgin's song, chanted forth as being accomplished. David is the Voice, and Mary is the Echo.

1. David "O sing unto the Lord a new song." (The Voice).

Mary "My soul doth magnify the Lord." (The Echo).

2. David "He hath done marvellous things." (The Voice).

Mary "He that is mighty hath done great things." (The Echo).

3. David "With his own right hand and holy arm hath he gotten himself the victory." (The Voice).

Mary "He hath showed strength with his arm and scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts." (The Echo).

4. David "The Lord hath made known his salvation; his righteousness hath he openly showed," etc. (The Voice).

Mary "His mercy is on them that fear him, from generation to generation." (The Echo).

5. David "He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel." (The Voice).

Mary "He hath holpen his servant Israel in remembrance of his mercy." (The Echo).

These parallels are very striking; and it seems as if Mary had this Psalm in her eye when she composed her song of triumph. And this is a farther argument that the whole Psalm, whether it record the deliverance of Israel from Egypt, or the Jews from the Babylonish captivity, is yet to be ultimately understood of the redemption of the world by Jesus Christ, and the proclamation of his Gospel through all the nations of the earth: and taken in this view, no language can be too strong, nor poetic imagery too high, to point out the unsearchable riches of Christ.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for he cometh

Psalm 96:10,13 Say among the heathen that the LORD reigns: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved...

Revelation 1:7 Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him...

with righteousness

Psalm 67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for you shall judge the people righteously, and govern the nations on earth. Selah.

Psalm 72:2 He shall judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment.

Isaiah 5:16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

Acts 17:31 Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained...

Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go your way for this time...

Romans 2:5,6 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation...

The New Song
I want to carry your minds, if I can, to-night, for a little season to that last and grandest, because the decisive victory, which shall tell out the name and fame of Jehovah in all his mighty attributes, and in all his majestic deeds, when the battle shall be over for ever, and the banner shall be furled and the sword shall be sheathed, because the last foe shall be destroyed, and placed beneath the feet of the Almighty victor; "His right hand, and his holy arm, hath him the victory." My text seems,
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 9: 1863

Cross References
Acts 17:31
For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead."

1 Samuel 2:10
those who oppose the LORD will be broken. The Most High will thunder from heaven; the LORD will judge the ends of the earth. "He will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed."

Psalm 7:8
Let the LORD judge the peoples. Vindicate me, LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.

Psalm 9:8
He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity.

Psalm 17:2
Let my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right.

Psalm 45:6
Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.

Psalm 67:4
May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth.

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