Psalms 96:7-13

7 Ascribe to the LORD, O 1families of the peoples, 2Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
8 Ascribe to the LORD the 3glory of His name; Bring an 4offering and come into His courts.
9 5Worship the LORD in holy attire; 6Tremble before * Him, all the earth.
10 Say among the nations, "7The LORD reigns; Indeed, the 8world is firmly established, it will not be moved; He will 9judge the peoples with equity."
11 Let the 10heavens be glad, and let the 11earth rejoice; Let 12the sea roar, and all it contains;
12 Let the 13field exult, and all that is in it. Then all the 14trees of the forest will sing for joy
13 Before the LORD, 15for He is coming, For He is coming to judge the earth. 16He will judge the world in righteousness And the peoples in His faithfulness.

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Psalms 96:7-13 Meaning and Commentary


This psalm was written by David, as appears from 1Ch 16:7,23 to whom it is ascribed by the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and all the Oriental versions. This and part of Psalm 105 were first composed and sung at the bringing of the ark from the house of Obededom to the city of David; and here it is detached from that with a new introduction to it, and applied to the times and kingdom of the Messiah, and; with great propriety, since the ark was an eminent type of him. The inscription in the Syriac version is,

``a Psalm of David, a Prophecy of the coming of the Messiah, and of the calling of the Gentiles that believe in him:''

and very rightly, since express mention is made of them in it, and of the publication of the Gospel among them; and clear reference is had to Christ, who is the Jehovah all along spoken of Jarchi well observes, that wherever a "new song" is mentioned, it is to be understood of future time, or the times of the Messiah; and the end of the psalm shows it,

\\he cometh to judge\\

Cross References 16

  • 1. Psalms 22:27
  • 2. 1 Chronicles 16:28, 29; Psalms 29:1, 2
  • 3. Psalms 79:9; Psalms 115:1
  • 4. Psalms 45:12; Psalms 72:10
  • 5. 1 Chronicles 16:29; 2 Chronicles 20:21; Psalms 29:2; Psalms 110:3
  • 6. Psalms 33:8; Psalms 114:7
  • 7. Psalms 93:1; Psalms 97:1
  • 8. Psalms 93:1; Psalms 97:1
  • 9. Psalms 9:8; Psalms 58:11; Psalms 67:4; Psalms 98:9
  • 10. Psalms 69:34; Isaiah 49:13
  • 11. Psalms 97:1
  • 12. Psalms 98:7
  • 13. Psalms 65:13; Isaiah 35:1; Isaiah 55:12, 13
  • 14. Isaiah 44:23
  • 15. Psalms 98:9
  • 16. Revelation 19:11

Footnotes 8

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