Psalm 33:9

For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

For he spake, and it was done,.... Or "it was" {a}, it came into being by a word speaking, almighty power going along with it; see Genesis 1:3;

he commanded, and it stood fast; every created thing continued in its being; not only all things were produced into being by his all commanding word and power, "nutu Jovis", as Maximus Tyrius speaks {b}; but by the same all things are upheld and consist, Hebrews 1:3 Colossians 1:17. The poet {c} uses the same word of God in the creation of things; and is the phrase in Genesis 1:3 admired by Longinus {d}: or this may refer to the implantation of the grace of fear in the hearts of his people; for as he speaks life into them in regeneration, commands light to shine in their dark heart, and says to them, when in their blood, Live; so by the mighty power of his word he commands the fear of him in them, and it continues.

{a} yhyw "et fuit", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Gejerus; so Ainsworth.
{b} Dissert. 25.
{c} "Jussit et extendi campos", &c. Ovid. Metamorph. l. 1. Fab. 1. v. 43.
{d} De Sublimi.