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Psalm 96 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

Praise for God’s Glory

96 Sing to the Lord a new song.
    Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord and praise his name.
    Every day tell how he saves us.
Tell the nations of his glory.
    Tell all peoples the miracles he does.

The Lord is great; he should be praised.
    He should be honored more than all the gods.
All the gods of the nations are only idols.
    But the Lord made the skies.
The Lord has glory and majesty.
    He has power and beauty in his Temple.

Praise the Lord, all nations on earth.
    Praise the Lord’s glory and power.
Praise the glory of the Lord’s name.
    Bring an offering and come into his Temple courtyards.
Worship the Lord because he is holy.
    The whole earth should tremble before the Lord.
10 Tell the nations, “The Lord is king.”
    The earth is set, and it cannot be moved.
    He will judge the people fairly.
11 Let the skies rejoice and the earth be glad.
    Let the sea and everything in it shout.
12 Let the fields and everything in them show their joy.
    Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy.
13     They will sing before the Lord because he is coming.
    He is coming to judge the world.
He will judge the world with fairness
    and the nations with truth.

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Psalm 96 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 96

Sing to the Lord a new song;
    sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
    proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
    his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
    he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are idols,
    but the Lord made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him;
    strength and glory are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    bring an offering and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his[a] holiness;
    tremble before him, all the earth.
10 Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.
    The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;
    he will judge the peoples with equity.

11 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
    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 sing for joy.
13 Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes,
    he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
    and the peoples in his faithfulness.


  1. Psalm 96:9 Or Lord with the splendor of
New International Version (NIV)

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