Worship in the Splendor of Holiness

96 (A)Oh sing to the Lord (B)a new song;
    sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
    (C)tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
    his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For (D)great is the Lord, and (E)greatly to be praised;
    he is to be feared above (F)all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
    but the Lord (G)made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him;
    (H)strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, O (I)families of the peoples,
    (J)ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
Ascribe to the Lord (K)the glory due his name;
    bring (L)an offering, and (M)come into his courts!
Worship the Lord in (N)the splendor of holiness;[a]
    (O)tremble before him, all the earth!

10 Say among the nations, (P)“The Lord reigns!
    Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved;
    he will (Q)judge the peoples with equity.”

11 Let (R)the heavens be glad, and let (S)the earth rejoice;
    let (T)the sea roar, and all that fills it;
12     let (U)the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all (V)the trees of the forest sing for joy
13     before the Lord, for he comes,
    for he comes (W)to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness,
    and the peoples in his faithfulness.

The Lord Reigns

97 (X)The Lord reigns, (Y)let the earth rejoice;
    let the many (Z)coastlands be glad!
(AA)Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
    (AB)righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
(AC)Fire goes before him
    and burns up his adversaries all around.
His (AD)lightnings light up the world;
    the earth sees and (AE)trembles.
The mountains (AF)melt like (AG)wax before the Lord,
    before (AH)the Lord of all the earth.

(AI)The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
    and all (AJ)the peoples see his glory.
All worshipers of images are (AK)put to shame,
    who make their boast in (AL)worthless idols;
    (AM)worship him, all you gods!

Zion hears and (AN)is glad,
    and the daughters of Judah rejoice,
    because of your judgments, O Lord.
For you, O Lord, are (AO)most high over all the earth;
    you are exalted far above (AP)all gods.

10 O you who love the Lord, (AQ)hate evil!
    He (AR)preserves the lives of his (AS)saints;
    he (AT)delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11 (AU)Light (AV)is sown[b] for the righteous,
    and joy for the upright in heart.
12 (AW)Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
    and (AX)give thanks to his holy name!

Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord

A Psalm.

98 Oh sing to the Lord (AY)a new song,
    for he has done (AZ)marvelous things!
His (BA)right hand and his holy arm
    have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has (BB)made known his salvation;
    he has (BC)revealed his righteousness in (BD)the sight of the nations.
He has (BE)remembered his (BF)steadfast love and faithfulness
    to the house of Israel.
All (BG)the ends of the earth have seen
    (BH)the salvation of our God.

(BI)Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
    (BJ)break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
    with the lyre and the (BK)sound of melody!
With (BL)trumpets and the sound of (BM)the horn
    (BN)make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!

(BO)Let the sea roar, and (BP)all that fills it;
    (BQ)the world and those who dwell in it!
Let the rivers (BR)clap their hands;
    let (BS)the hills sing for joy together
before the Lord, for he comes
    to (BT)judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
    and the peoples with equity.

The Lord Our God Is Holy

99 (BU)The Lord reigns; (BV)let the peoples tremble!
    He (BW)sits enthroned upon the cherubim; (BX)let the earth quake!
The Lord is (BY)great in Zion;
    he is (BZ)exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise your (CA)great and awesome name!
    (CB)Holy is he!
(CC)The King in his might (CD)loves justice.[c]
    You have established equity;
you have executed justice
    and righteousness in Jacob.
(CE)Exalt the Lord our God;
    (CF)worship at his (CG)footstool!
    (CH)Holy is he!

(CI)Moses and Aaron were among his (CJ)priests,
    Samuel also was among those who (CK)called upon his name.
    They (CL)called to the Lord, and he answered them.
In (CM)the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them;
    they (CN)kept his testimonies
    and the statute that he gave them.

O Lord our God, you answered them;
    you were (CO)a forgiving God to them,
    but (CP)an avenger of their wrongdoings.
Exalt the Lord our God,
    and worship at his (CQ)holy mountain;
    for the Lord our God is holy!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 96:9 Or in holy attire
  2. Psalm 97:11 Most Hebrew manuscripts; one Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac, Jerome Light dawns
  3. Psalm 99:4 Or The might of the King loves justice

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