An exhortation to praise God,
Psalms 96:1 Syng you vnto God a newe song: sing ye vnto God all [that be in] the earth. Psalms 96:2 Syng ye vnto God and blesse his name: set foorth in wordes from day to day his saluation. Psalms 96:3 Declare his glory amongst the heathen: and his wonderous actes amongst all the people.
for his greatness,
Psalms 96:4 For God is great and worthy of all prayse: he is more to be feared then all gods. Psalms 96:5 As for all the gods of the heathen they be but idoles: and it is God that made the heauens. Psalms 96:6 Honour and maiestie be before hym: power and excellentnesse be in his sanctuarie. Psalms 96:7 Geue vnto God O ye families of the people: geue vnto God glorie & power.
for his Kingdom,
Psalms 96:8 Geue vnto God glorie [due] vnto his name: bryng an offeryng, and come into his courtes. Psalms 96:9 Worshyp you God in the maiestie of holynesse: be you in dread of his face all [that be in] the earth. Psalms 96:10 Set it foorth in wordes among the heathen that God raigneth: and that the worlde is set of a sure foundation, it shall not be remoued, he wyll iudge the people accordyng to equitie. Psalms 96:11 The heauens shall reioyce, and the earth be glad: the sea shall make a noyse and all that is therin. Psalms 96:12 The fielde shalbe ioyfull and all that is in it: then shall all the trees of the wood reioyce before the face of God.
for his general judgment.
Psalms 96:13 For he commeth, for he commeth to iudge the earth: he will iudge the world accordyng to iustice, and the people accordyng to his trueth.