Add parallel Print Page Options

Psalm 95

A Call to Worship and Obedience

O come, let us sing to the Lord;
    let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!(A)
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
    let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!(B)
For the Lord is a great God
    and a great King above all gods.(C)
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
    the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
    and the dry land, which his hands have formed.(D)

O come, let us worship and bow down;
    let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!(E)
For he is our God,
    and we are the people of his pasture
    and the sheep of his hand.

O that today you would listen to his voice!(F)
    Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,
    as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,(G)
when your ancestors tested me
    and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.(H)
10 For forty years I loathed that generation
    and said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray,
    and they do not regard my ways.”(I)
11 Therefore in my anger I swore,
    “They shall not enter my rest.”(J)

Psalm 96

Praise to God Who Comes in Judgment

O sing to the Lord a new song;
    sing to the Lord, all the earth.(K)
Sing to the Lord; bless his name;
    tell of his salvation from day to day.(L)
Declare his glory among the nations,
    his marvelous works among all the peoples.(M)
For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised;
    he is to be revered above all gods.(N)
For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
    but the Lord made the heavens.(O)
Honor and majesty are before him;
    strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.(P)

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.(Q)
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    bring an offering, and come into his courts.(R)
Worship the Lord in holy splendor;
    tremble before him, all the earth.(S)

10 Say among the nations, “The Lord is king!
    The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved.
    He will judge the peoples with equity.”(T)
11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
    let the sea roar and all that fills it;(U)
12     let the field exult and everything in it.
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing 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 truth.(V)

Psalm 97

The Glory of God’s Reign

The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice;
    let the many coastlands be glad!(W)
Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
    righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.(X)
Fire goes before him
    and consumes his adversaries on every side.(Y)
His lightnings light up the world;
    the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
    before the Lord of all the earth.(Z)

The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
    and all the peoples behold his glory.
All servants of images are put to shame,
    those who make their boast in worthless idols;
    all gods bow down before him.(AA)
Zion hears and is glad,
    and the towns[a] of Judah rejoice
    because of your judgments, O God.(AB)
For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth;
    you are exalted far above all gods.(AC)

10 You who love the Lord, hate evil;
    he guards the lives of his faithful;
    he rescues them from the hand of the wicked.(AD)
11 Light dawns[b] for the righteous
    and joy for the upright in heart.(AE)
12 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
    and give thanks to his holy name!

Psalm 98

Praise the Judge of the World

A Psalm.

O sing to the Lord a new song,
    for he has done marvelous things.
His right hand and his holy arm
    have gotten him victory.(AF)
The Lord has made known his victory;
    he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.(AG)
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
    to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
    the victory of our God.(AH)

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
    break forth into joyous song and sing praises.(AI)
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
    with the lyre and the sound of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
    make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.(AJ)

Let the sea roar and all that fills it,
    the world and those who live in it.(AK)
Let the floods clap their hands;
    let the hills sing together for joy(AL)
at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming
    to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness
    and the peoples with equity.(AM)


  1. 97.8 Heb daughters
  2. 97.11 Gk Syr Jerome: Heb is sown