An exhortation to praise God,
Psalms 96:1 O sing to the LORD a new song: sing to the LORD, all the earth. Psalms 96:2 Sing to the LORD, bless his name; show forth his salvation from day to day. Psalms 96:3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
for his greatness,
Psalms 96:4 For the LORD [is] great, and greatly to be praised: he [is] to be feared above all gods. Psalms 96:5 For all the gods of the nations [are] idols: but the LORD made the heavens. Psalms 96:6 Honor and majesty [are] before him: strength and beauty [are] in his sanctuary. Psalms 96:7 Give to the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give to the LORD glory and strength.
for his Kingdom,
Psalms 96:8 Give to the LORD the glory [due to] his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts. Psalms 96:9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. Psalms 96:10 Say among the heathen [that] the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he will judge the people righteously. Psalms 96:11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fullness of it. Psalms 96:12 Let the field be joyful, and all that [is] in it: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the LORD:
for his general judgment.
Psalms 96:13 For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he will judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.