Psalms 96:1

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

Psalms 96:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
ESV
1 Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!
NLT
1 Sing a new song to the LORD ! Let the whole earth sing to the LORD !
MSG
1 Sing God a brand-new song! Earth and everyone in it, sing!
CSB
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 to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
4 For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 30:4; 1 Chronicles 16:23
  • 2. Psalms 33:3; S Psalms 40:3; Psalms 98:1; Psalms 144:9; Psalms 149:1; Isaiah 42:10; S Revelation 5:9