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Other gods[a] 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.[b]
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.

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Footnotes

  1. 96:5 The Septuagint reads “demons.”
  2. 96:6 Or “Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.”

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