Ps 96:1
96:1 O sing {a} unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD,
     all the earth.

     (a) The prophet shows that the time will come, that all
         nations will have opportunity to praise the Lord for
         the revealing of his gospel.

Ps 96:4
96:4 For the LORD [is] {b} great, and greatly to be praised: he
     [is] to be feared above all gods.

     (b) Seeing he will reveal himself to all nations contrary
         to their own expectation, they should all worship him
         contrary to their own imaginations, and only as he has

Ps 96:5
96:5 For all the gods of the nations [are] idols: but the LORD
     {c} made the heavens.

     (c) Then the idols or whatever did not make the heavens,
         are not God.

Ps 96:6
96:6 {d} Honour and majesty [are] before him: strength and
     beauty [are] in his sanctuary.

     (d) God cannot be known but by his strength and glory, the
         signs of which appear in his sanctuary.

Ps 96:7
96:7 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto
     the LORD glory and {e} strength.

     (e) As by experience you see that it is only due to him.

Ps 96:8
96:8 Give unto the LORD the glory [due unto] his name: bring {f}
     an offering, and come into his courts.

     (f) By offering up yourselves wholly to God, declare that
         you worship him only.

Ps 96:10
96:10 Say among the {g} heathen [that] the LORD reigneth: the
      world also shall be established that it shall not be
      moved: he shall judge the people {h} righteously.

      (g) He prophecies that the Gentiles will be partakers with
          the Jews of God's promise.
      (h) He will regenerate them anew with his Spirit, and
          restore them to the image of God.

Ps 96:12
96:12 Let the field be joyful, and all that [is] therein: then
      shall all the {i} trees of the wood rejoice

      (i) If the insensible creatures will have reason to
          rejoice when God appears, much more we, from whom he
          has taken malediction and sin.