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1 O sing vnto the Lord a new song: sing vnto the Lord all the earth.

2 Sing vnto the Lord, blesse his name: shew forth his saluation from day to day.

3 Declare his glory among the heathen: his wonders among all people.

4 For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: hee is to be feared aboue all Gods.

5 For all the gods of the nations are idoles: but the Lord made the heauens.

6 Honour and maiestie are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

7 Giue vnto the Lord (O yee kinreds of the people:) giue vnto the Lord glory and strength.

8 Giue vnto the Lord the glory due vnto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.

9 O worship the Lord, in the beautie of holinesse: feare before him all the earth.

10 Say among the heathen, that the Lord reigneth: the world also shalbe established that it shall not be moued: he shall iudge the people righteously.

11 Let the heauens reioyce, and let the earth be glad: let the sea roare, and the fulnesse thereof.

12 Let the field be ioyfull, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood reioyce

13 Before the Lord, for hee commeth, for hee commeth to iudge the earth: hee shall iudge the world with righteousnesse, and the people with his trueth.

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Commentary for Psalms 96

A call to all people to praise God. (1-9) God's government and judgment. (10-13)

1-9 When Christ finished his work on earth, and was received into his glory in heaven, the church began to sing a new song unto him, and to bless his name. His apostles and evangelists showed forth his salvation among the heathen, his wonders among all people. All the earth is here summoned to worship the Lord. We must worship him in the beauty of holiness, as God in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself. Glorious things are said of him, both as motives to praise and matter of praise.

10-13 We are to hope and pray for that time, when Christ shall reign in righteousness over all nations. He shall rule in the hearts of men, by the power of truth, and the Spirit of righteousness. His coming draws nigh; this King, this Judge standeth before the door, but he is not yet come. The Lord will accept the praises of all who seek to promote the kingdom of Christ. The sea can but roar, and how the trees of the wood can show that they rejoice we know not; but He that searches the heart knows what is the mind of the Spirit, and understands the words, the broken language of the weakest. Christ will come to judge the earth, to execute just vengeance on his enemies, and to fulfil his largest promises to his people. What then are we? Would that day be welcome to us? If this be not our case, let us now begin to prepare to meet our God, by seeking the pardon of our sins, and the renewal of our souls to holiness.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 96

  • Landon
    Bible study : Do I have to be baptized in water to Be saved? Mark 16:16,17 Acts 2:38 1 Peter 3:21 Acts 19:1-6 Acts 10:44-48 Acts 5:32 1 Corinthians 14:2,22,39 John 21:15 I trust Jesus ! Love y all!
  • BSP
    Verse 5~The gods of the nations are all idols in that they are man made, but the true God, Jehovah God, is above all other gods and is worthy of all praise and worship.
  • JACKOLYN HART
    I love the word of god
  • Melvin
    Worship and praise should be a life style.
  • Graham
    At the coming of our Great God the saints shall meet him in the air all filled with the Holy Ghost speaking with other tongues those who have obeyed his Word along with the same from the day of pentacost(the early church)
  • William Lambert
    The sanctuary of God is a place for all to worship...to dance, to sing, to adore the beauty of all the earth.

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