Psalm 96

When the house was built after the Captivity, a Song of David.

1 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name: proclaim his salvation from day to day. 3 Publish his glory among the Gentiles, his wonderful works among all people.

4 For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is terrible above all gods. 5 For all the gods of the heathen are devils: but the Lord made the heavens. 6 Thanksgiving and beauty are before him: holiness and majesty are in his sanctuary.

7 Bring to the Lord, ye families of the Gentiles, bring to the Lord glory and honour. 8 Bring to the Lord the glory becoming his name: take offerings, and go into his courts. 9 Worship the Lord in his holy court: let all the earth tremble before him. 10 Say among the heathen, The Lord reigns: for he has established the world so that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people in righteousness. 11 Let the heavens rejoice, and the earth exult; let the sea be moved, and the fullness of it. 12 The plains shall rejoice, and all things in them: then shall all the trees of the wood exult before the presence of the Lord: 13 for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth; he shall judge the world in righteousness, and the people with his truth.

Psalm 97

For David, when his land is established.

1 The Lord reigns, let the earth exult, let many islands rejoice.

2 Cloud, and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the establishment of his throne. 3 Fire shall go before him, and burn up his enemies round


about. 4 His lightnings appeared to the world; the earth saw, and trembled. 5 The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. 6 The heavens have declared his righteousness, and all the people have seen his glory.

7 Let all that worship graven images be ashamed, who boast of their idols; 1worship him, all ye his angels.

8 Sion heard and rejoiced; and the daughters of Judea exulted, because of thy judgments, O Lord. 9 For thou art Lord most high over all the earth; thou art greatly exalted above all gods.

10 Ye that love the Lord, hate evil; the Lord preserves the souls of his saints; he shall deliver them from the hand of sinners. 11 Light is sprung up for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. 12 Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks for a remembrance of his holiness.

1 Heb. 1. 6.


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