3. "Jubilate," therefore, "unto the Lord, all ye lands" (ver. 1). This Psalm giveth this exhortation to us, that we jubilate unto the Lord. Nor doth it, as it were, exhort one particular corner of the earth, or one habitation or congregation of men; but since it is aware that it hath sown blessings on every side, on every side it doth exact jubilance. Doth all the earth at this moment hear my voice? And yet the whole earth hath heard this voice. All the earth is already jubilant in the Lord; and what is not as yet jubilant, will be so. For blessing, extending on every side, when the Church was commencing to spread from Jerusalem throughout all nations, everywhere overturneth ungodliness, and everywhere buildeth up piety: the good are mingled with the wicked throughout all lands. Every land is full of the discontented murmurs of the wicked, and of the jubilance of the good. What then is it, "to jubilate"? For the title of the present Psalm especially maketh us give good heed to this wor...
Earth. Both Jews and Gentiles, (Worthington) converted to the faith of Christ. (Haydock)
Gladness. God loves a cheerful giver. (Menochius)
He hears our prayers in all places. Yet appoints the temple more peculiarly for that duty. (Worthington)
Praise. Theodoret reads, "A psalm of David for confession, without a title in Hebrew. "But now that text and the Septuagint agree with us. The psalm refers to the same events as the preceding. (Calmet)