Psalms 96:7

7 Ascribe to the LORD, O 1families of the peoples, 2ascribe to the LORD glory and strength!

Psalms 96:7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 96:7

Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people
Or families F16: the Targum is,

``give unto the Lord a song, ye families of the people;''

by whom are meant not the tribes and families of the people of Israel, but the Gentiles, the nations of the world, who were to be blessed in the seed of Abraham, the family of Egypt, and others; see ( Amos 3:2 ) ( Zechariah 14:17 Zechariah 14:18 ) , even such as were chosen of them, taken out from among them for a people to his name; who were redeemed out of every kindred, tongue, people, and nation; and were taken, one of a city, and two of a family, and brought to Zion: give unto the Lord glory and strength; (See Gill on Psalms 29:1).


F16 (twxpvm) "familiae", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator

Psalms 96:7 In-Context

5 For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
6 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength!
8 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts!
9 Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!

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