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The Lord  reigns, let the earth rejoice; 
let the many coastlands be glad!

—English Standard Version

Like many other royal or enthronement psalms (those that designate God as Ruler or King), this one celebrates God’s supremacy. Rejoicing and gladness form a theme (see also vv. 8, 11, 12)—and the smallest, remotest parts of the earth join in.

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Resources quoted in this issue

RR: English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved; Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes. Vol. 4, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Introduction to Hebrew Poetry, Job, Psalms. Nashville: Abingdon, 1996–2001; Gaebelein, Frank E., Dick Polcyn, Willem A. VanGemeren, Allen P. Ross, J. Stafford. Wright, and Dennis Kinlaw. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: With the New International Version of the Holy Bible, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Pub. House, 1991.

Cit. 2: Eiselen, Frederick Carl., Edwin Lewis, and David G. Downey, eds. The Abingdon Bible Commentary: New Testament. New York: Abingdon Press, 1929.

Cit 10: Vine, W. E., and W. E. Vine. Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words. Westwood, NJ: Barbour &, 1985. Also available at

Cit. 12: Moo, Douglas J. The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.

Cit. 16: Hill, Andrew E. Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary. Baker Publishing Group, 2012.

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