Psalms 96:1

1 Sing God a brand-new song! Earth and everyone in it, sing!

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 God a brand-new song! Earth and everyone in it, sing!
2 Sing to God - worship God! Shout the news of his victory from sea to sea,
3 Take the news of his glory to the lost, News of his wonders to one and all!
4 For God is great, and worth a thousand Hallelujahs. His terrible beauty makes the gods look cheap;
5 Pagan gods are mere tatters and rags. God made the heavens -
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