A Song of Praise to God Coming in Judgment(A)

96 Oh, (B)sing to the Lord a new song!
Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless His name;
Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the [a]nations,
His wonders among all peoples.

For (C)the Lord is great and (D)greatly to be praised;
(E)He is to be feared above all gods.
For (F)all the gods of the peoples are idols,
(G)But the Lord made the heavens.
Honor and majesty are before Him;
Strength and (H)beauty are in His sanctuary.

(I)Give[b] to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
Give to the Lord glory and strength.
[c]Give to the Lord the glory due His name;
Bring an offering, and come into His courts.
Oh, worship the Lord (J)in the beauty of holiness!
Tremble before Him, all the earth.

10 Say among the [d]nations, (K)“The Lord reigns;
The world also is firmly established,
It shall not be [e]moved;
(L)He shall judge the peoples righteously.”

11 (M)Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
(N)Let the sea roar, and [f]all its fullness;
12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it.
Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice
13     before the Lord.
For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth.
(O)He shall judge the world with righteousness,
And the peoples with His truth.

A Song of Praise to the Sovereign Lord

97 The Lord (P)reigns;
Let the earth rejoice;
Let the multitude of [g]isles be glad!

(Q)Clouds and darkness surround Him;
(R)Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
(S)A fire goes before Him,
And burns up His enemies round about.
(T)His lightnings light the world;
The earth sees and trembles.
(U)The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord,
At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
(V)The heavens declare His righteousness,
And all the peoples see His glory.

(W)Let all be put to shame who serve carved images,
Who boast of idols.
(X)Worship Him, all you gods.
Zion hears and is glad,
And the daughters of Judah rejoice
Because of Your judgments, O Lord.
For You, Lord, are (Y)most high above all the earth;
(Z)You are exalted far above all gods.

10 You who love the Lord, (AA)hate evil!
(AB)He preserves the souls of His saints;
(AC)He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
11 (AD)Light is sown for the righteous,
And gladness for the upright in heart.
12 (AE)Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous,
(AF)And give thanks [h]at the remembrance of [i]His holy name.

A Song of Praise to the Lord for His Salvation and Judgment

A Psalm.

98 Oh, (AG)sing to the Lord a new song!
For He has (AH)done marvelous things;
His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.
(AI)The Lord has made known His salvation;
(AJ)His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the [j]nations.
He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel;
(AK)All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;
Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.
Sing to the Lord with the harp,
With the harp and the sound of a psalm,
With trumpets and the sound of a horn;
Shout joyfully before the Lord, the King.

Let the sea roar, and all its fullness,
The world and those who dwell in it;
Let the rivers clap their hands;
Let the hills be joyful together
    before the Lord,
(AL)For He is coming to judge the earth.
With righteousness He shall judge the world,
And the peoples with [k]equity.


  1. Psalm 96:3 Gentiles
  2. Psalm 96:7 Ascribe
  3. Psalm 96:8 Ascribe
  4. Psalm 96:10 Gentiles
  5. Psalm 96:10 shaken
  6. Psalm 96:11 all that is in it
  7. Psalm 97:1 Or coastlands
  8. Psalm 97:12 Or for the memory
  9. Psalm 97:12 Or His holiness
  10. Psalm 98:2 Gentiles
  11. Psalm 98:9 uprightness

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