An exhortation to praise God,
Psalms 96:1 O synge vnto the Lorde a new songe, synge vnto the Lorde all the whole earth. Psalms 96:2 Synge vnto the Lorde, and prayse his name, be tellynge of his saluacion from daye to daye. Psalms 96:3 Declare hys honoure vnto the Heathen, and his wonders vnto all people.
for his greatness,
Psalms 96:4 For the Lord is great, and can not worthely be praysed: he is more to be feared then all goddes. Psalms 96:5 As for all þe goddes of the Heathen, they be but Idols, but it is the Lorde that made the heauens. Psalms 96:6 Glorye and worshyppe are before hym, power & honoure are in hys Sanctuary. Psalms 96:7 Ascrybe vnto the Lord, (O ye kynredes of the people) ascrybe vnto the Lorde worshipe and power.
for his Kingdom,
Psalms 96:8 Ascrybe vnto þe Lord the honoure due vnto his name, brynge presentes, & come into hys courtes. Psalms 96:9 O worshipe the Lord in the beutye of holynesse, lett the whole earth stande in awe of hym. Psalms 96:10 Tell it out amonge the Heathen, that the Lorde is kynge: and that it is he which hath made the rounde worlde so fast, that it can not be moued, and how that he shall iudge the people ryghteously. Psalms 96:11 Let the heauens reioyse, and let the earth be glad: let the see make a noyse, and all that therin is. Psalms 96:12 Let the felde be ioyfull and all that is in it, shall all the trees of the wodd reioyce.
for his general judgment.
Psalms 96:13 before the Lorde, for he commeth: for he commeth to iudge the earth: and with righteousnesse to iudge the worlde, and the people with his trueth.