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King of the World

96 Go ahead—sing your new song to the Lord!
    Let everyone in every language sing him a new song.[a]
2–3 Don’t stop! Keep on singing! Make his name famous!
    Tell everyone every day how wonderful he is.
    Give them the good news of our great Savior.
    Take the message of his glory and miracles to every nation.
    Tell them about all the amazing things he has done.
For the Lord’s greatness is beyond description,
    and he deserves all the praise that comes to him.
    He is our King-God, and it’s right to be in holy awe of him.
Other gods[b] are absolutely worthless.
    For the Lord God is Creator-God,
    who spread the splendor of the skies!
Breathtaking brilliance and awe-inspiring majesty
    radiate from his shining presence.
    His stunning beauty overwhelms all who come before him.[c]
Surrender to the Lord Yahweh, all you nations and peoples.
    Surrender to him all your pride and strength.
Confess that Yahweh alone deserves all the glory and honor.
    Bring an offering and come celebrate in his courts.
Come worship the Lord God wearing the splendor of holiness.
    Let everyone wait in wonder as they tremble in awe before him.
10 Tell the nations plainly that Yahweh rules over all!
    He is doing a great job, and nothing will disrupt him,
    for he treats everyone fair and square.
11–12 Let the skies sing for joy! Let the earth join in the chorus.
    Let oceans thunder and fields echo this ecstatic praise
    until every swaying tree of every forest joins in,
    lifting up their songs of joyous praise to him!
13 For here he comes, the Lord God,
    and he’s ready to judge the world.
    He will do what’s right and can be trusted
    to always do what’s fair.


  1. 96:1 Every new thing God does requires a new song to make it known.
  2. 96:5 The Septuagint reads “demons.”
  3. 96:6 Or “Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.”

54 Now, when the Roman military officer and his soldiers witnessed what was happening and felt the powerful earthquake, they were extremely terrified. They said, “There is no doubt, this man was the Son of God!”

55 Watching from a distance were many of the women who had followed him from Galilee and given him support. 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene; Mary, the mother of Jacob and Joseph; and the mother of Jacob and John.

The Burial of Jesus

57 At the end of the day, a wealthy man named Joseph, a follower of Jesus from the village of Ramah,[a]

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  1. 27:57 As translated from the Aramaic. Ramah (formerly Ramathaim Zophim) was the village of Samuel, situated on a hill overlooking Jerusalem. The Greek is “Joseph of Arimathea.” Luke tells us that he was a member of the Sanhedrin. See Luke 23:50–51. It is possible that Joseph may have lost a son the age of Jesus when Herod killed the infants.

39 When the Roman military officer who was standing right in front of Jesus saw how he died, he said, “There is no doubt this man was the Son of God!”

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