Ascribe to the Lord,(A) all you families of nations,(B)
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    bring an offering(C) and come into his courts.(D)
Worship the Lord(E) in the splendor of his[a] holiness;(F)
    tremble(G) before him, all the earth.(H)
10 Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.(I)
    The world is firmly established,(J) it cannot be moved;(K)
    he will judge(L) the peoples with equity.(M)

11 Let the heavens rejoice,(N) let the earth be glad;(O)
    let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
12 Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
    let all the trees of the forest(P) sing for joy.(Q)
13 Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes,
    he comes to judge(R) the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness(S)
    and the peoples in his faithfulness.(T)

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  1. Psalm 96:9 Or Lord with the splendor of

A Time for Everything

There is a time(A) for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,(B)
    a time to kill(C) and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent(D) and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

What do workers gain from their toil?(E) 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.(F) 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time.(G) He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom(H) what God has done from beginning to end.(I) 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink,(J) and find satisfaction(K) in all their toil—this is the gift of God.(L) 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.(M)

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  1. Ecclesiastes 3:11 Or also placed ignorance in the human heart, so that