An exhortation to praise God,
Psalms 96:1 O synge vnto the Lorde a newe songe, singe vnto the Lorde all the whole earth. Psalms 96:2 Synge vnto the Lord, and prayse his name, be tellyng of his saluacion from daye to daye. Psalms 96:3 Declare his honour among the Heathen, and his wonders among 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 the goddes of the Heathen, they be but Idols, but it is the Lorde that made the heauens. Psalms 96:6 Thankesgeuynge and worshippe are before hym, power & honoure are in hys Sanctuary. Psalms 96:7 Ascribe vnto the Lord (O ye kynredes of the Heathen) ascribe vnto the Lord worship and strength.
for his Kingdom,
Psalms 96:8 Ascribe vnto the Lord the honoure of his name, brynge presentes, and come into hys courte. Psalms 96:9 O worship the lorde in the beuty of holynesse, lette the whole earthe 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 faste, that it can not be moued, and howe that he shall iudge the people righteously. Psalms 96:11 Let the heauens reioyse, and let the earth be glad: let the sea make a noyse, yea, and all that therin is. Psalms 96:12 Let the felde be ioyfull and all that is in it, lette all the trees of the woode leape for ioye.
for his general judgment.
Psalms 96:13 Before the lorde, for he commeth: for he commeth to iudge the earth: yea, with ryghteousnesse shall he iudge the worlde, and the people with his trueth.