Many of the psalms have no author attributed to them, so we have a large group of ‘unallocated’ psalms that have no identified author.
Psalm 99 celebrates God’s place as King – as a holy God bringing justice and righteousness to Israel. The psalm also describes God as simultaneously forgiving people, but avenging of their wrongdoings.
Finally, although it’s placed in Hezekiah’s reign in this reading plan, it could have been written any time in which God was truly worshipped in Israel. Spurgeon believed David wrote this Psalm and others around it.
The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble!
He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise your great and awesome name.
Holy is he!
Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity;
you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
Extol the Lord our God; worship at his footstool.
Holy is he!
6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests,
Samuel also was among those who called on his name.
They cried to the Lord, and he answered them.
He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud;
they kept his decrees,
and the statutes that he gave them.
8O Lord our God, you answered them;
you were a forgiving God to them,
but an avenger of their wrongdoings.
Extol the Lord our God,
and worship at his holy mountain;
for the Lord our God is holy.