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Psalm 96-98 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 96

King of the Earth

Sing a new song to the Lord;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to Yahweh, praise His name;
proclaim His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the nations,
His wonderful works among all peoples.

For the Lord is great and is highly praised;
He is feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before Him;
strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to Yahweh the glory of His name;
bring an offering and enter His courts.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness;
tremble before Him, all the earth.

10 Say among the nations: “The Lord reigns.
The world is firmly established; it cannot be shaken.
He judges the peoples fairly.”
11 Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice;
let the sea and all that fills it resound.
12 Let the fields and everything in them exult.
Then all the trees of the forest will shout for joy
13 before the Lord, for He is coming—
for He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness
and the peoples with His faithfulness.

Psalm 97

The Majestic King

The Lord reigns! Let the earth rejoice;
let the many coasts and islands be glad.

Clouds and thick darkness surround Him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
Fire goes before Him
and burns up His foes on every side.
His lightning lights up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax
at the presence of the Lord
at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.

The heavens proclaim His righteousness;
all the peoples see His glory.

All who serve carved images,
those who boast in idols, will be put to shame.
All the gods[a] must worship Him.

Zion hears and is glad,
and the towns[b] of Judah rejoice
because of Your judgments, Lord.
For You, Lord,
are the Most High over all the earth;
You are exalted above all the gods.

10 You who love the Lord, hate evil!
He protects the lives of His godly ones;
He rescues them from the power of the wicked.
11 Light dawns[c][d] for the righteous,
gladness for the upright in heart.
12 Be glad in Yahweh, you righteous ones,
and praise His holy name.[e]

Psalm 98

Praise the King

A psalm.

Sing a new song to the Lord,
for He has performed wonders;
His right hand and holy arm
have won Him victory.
The Lord has made His victory known;
He has revealed His righteousness
in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered His love
and faithfulness to the house of Israel;
all the ends of the earth
have seen our God’s victory.

Shout to the Lord, all the earth;
be jubilant, shout for joy, and sing.
Sing to the Lord with the lyre,
with the lyre and melodious song.
With trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn
shout triumphantly
in the presence of the Lord, our King.

Let the sea and all that fills it,
the world and those who live in it, resound.
Let the rivers clap their hands;
let the mountains shout together for joy
before the Lord,
for He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world righteously
and the peoples fairly.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 97:7 LXX, Syr read All His angels; Heb 1:6
  2. Psalm 97:8 Lit daughters
  3. Psalm 97:11 One Hb ms, LXX, some ancient versions read rises to shine; Ps 112:4
  4. Psalm 97:11 Lit Light is sown
  5. Psalm 97:12 Or memory, of His holiness; lit praise the mention

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