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Psalm 96:1

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

Read Psalm 96:1 Using Other Translations

O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!
Sing a new song to the LORD ! Let the whole earth sing to the LORD !

What does Psalm 96:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.''
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