An exhortation to praise God,
Psalms 96:1 Sing ye unto Jehovah a new song: sing unto Jehovah, all the earth. Psalms 96:2 Sing unto Jehovah, bless his name; publish his salvation from day to day. Psalms 96:3 Declare his glory among the nations, his wondrous works among all the peoples.
for his greatness,
Psalms 96:4 For Jehovah is great and exceedingly to be praised; he is terrible above all gods. Psalms 96:5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols; but Jehovah made the heavens. Psalms 96:6 Majesty and splendour are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Psalms 96:7 Give unto Jehovah, ye families of peoples, give unto Jehovah glory and strength;
for his Kingdom,
Psalms 96:8 Give unto Jehovah the glory of his name; bring an oblation and come into his courts; Psalms 96:9 Worship Jehovah in holy splendour; tremble before him, all the earth. Psalms 96:10 Say among the nations, Jehovah reigneth! yea, the world is established, it shall not be moved; he will execute judgment upon the peoples with equity. Psalms 96:11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; Psalms 96:12 Let the field exult and all that is therein. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy,
for his general judgment.
Psalms 96:13 Before Jehovah, for he cometh; for he cometh to judge the earth: he will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness.