The Psalms

Psalm 96

An exhortation to praise God, 1-3, for his greatness, 4-7; for his kingdom, 8-10; for his general judgment, 11-13.

1 O sing to the LORD a new song. Sing to the LORD, all the earth.

2 Sing to the LORD. Bless his name. Show forth his salvation 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. He is to be feared above all gods.

5 For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.

6 Honor and majesty are before him. Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

7 Give to the LORD, O kindreds of the people, give to the LORD glory and strength.

8 Give to the LORD the glory due to his name. Bring an offering and come into his courts.

9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. Fear before him, all the earth.

10 Say among the heathen that the LORD reigns. The world shall also be established so that it shall not be moved. He will judge the people righteously.

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad. Let the sea roar, and its fullness.

12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the wood shall rejoice before the LORD.

13 For he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 96