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Psalm 96

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An exhortation to praise God,

96:1 Sing to Yahweh a new song!
Sing to Yahweh, all the earth.

96:2 Sing to Yahweh!
Bless his name!
Proclaim his salvation from day to day!

96:3 Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples.

for his greatness;

96:4 For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised!
He is to be feared above all gods.

96:5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
but Yahweh made the heavens.

96:6 Honor and majesty are before him.
Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

96:7 Ascribe to Yahweh, you families of nations,
ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength.

for his kingdom;

96:8 Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name.
Bring an offering, and come into his courts.

96:9 Worship Yahweh in holy array.
Tremble before him, all the earth.

96:10 Say among the nations, “Yahweh reigns.”
The world is also established.
It can’t be moved.
He will judge the peoples with equity.

for his general judgment.

96:11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice.
Let the sea roar, and its fullness!

96:12 Let the field and all that is in it exult!
Then all the trees of the woods shall sing for joy

96:13 before Yahweh; for he comes,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
the peoples with his truth.

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