Psalms 96:1

King of the Earth

1 Sing a new song to the Lord; sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Psalms 96:1 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 96:1

O sing unto the Lord a new song
A famous excellent one, suited to Gospel times, on account of the new benefit and blessing of redemption and salvation lately obtained by the Messiah; which should be sung to him, who is the Lord or Jehovah here designed, by all the redeemed ones, ( Revelation 5:9 ) , (See Gill on Psalms 33:3), the Targum adds,

``sing, ye angels on high:''

sing unto the Lord all the earth:
not the whole land of Israel only, as Aben Ezra interprets it; though here the Saviour first appeared, taught his doctrines, wrought his miracles, suffered, and died for the salvation of his people; here the angels first begun the new song; and here those that believed in him first expressed that spiritual joy which afterwards spread through the whole world, and who are here called upon to sing; namely, all those that are redeemed from among men, throughout all the earth: believing Gentiles are here intended: the Targum is,

``sing before the Lord, all ye righteous of the earth.''

Psalms 96:1 In-Context

1 Sing a new song to the Lord; sing to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Sing to the Lord, praise His name; proclaim His salvation from day to day.
3 Declare His glory among the nations, His wonderful works among all peoples.
4 For the Lord is great and is highly praised; He is feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Ps 98:1; 1 Ch 16:23; Isa 42:10