An exhortation to praise God,
Psalms 96:1 O SING unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. Psalms 96:2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. Psalms 96:3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples.
for his greatness,
Psalms 96:4 For great is the LORD, and highly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. Psalms 96:5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols: but the LORD made the heavens. Psalms 96:6 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Psalms 96:7 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the peoples, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
for his Kingdom,
Psalms 96:8 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts. Psalms 96:9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: tremble before him, all the earth. Psalms 96:10 Say among the nations, The LORD reigneth: the world also is stablished that it cannot be moved: he shall judge the peoples with equity. Psalms 96:11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; 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 wood sing for joy;
for his general judgment.
Psalms 96:13 Before the LORD, for he cometh; for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.