An exhortation to praise God,
Psalms 96:1 A canticle for David himself, when the house was built after the captivity. Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: sing to the Lord, all the earth. Psalms 96:2 Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: shew forth his salvation from day to day. Psalms 96:3 Declare his glory among the Gentiles: his wonders among all people.
for his greatness,
Psalms 96:4 For the Lord is great, and exceedingly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. Psalms 96:5 For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens. Psalms 96:6 Praise and beauty are before him: holiness and majesty in his sanctuary. Psalms 96:7 Bring ye to the Lord, O ye kindreds of the Gentiles, bring ye to the Lord glory and honour:
for his Kingdom,
Psalms 96:8 Bring to the Lord glory unto his name. Bring up sacrifices, and come into his courts: Psalms 96:9 Adore ye the Lord in his holy court. Let all the earth be moved at his presence. Psalms 96:10 Say ye among the Gentiles, the Lord hath reigned. For he hath corrected the world, which shall not be moved: he will judge the people with justice. Psalms 96:11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad, let the sea be moved, and the fulness thereof: Psalms 96:12 The fields and all things that are in them shall be joyful. Then shall all the trees of the woods rejoice
for his general judgment.
Psalms 96:13 before the face of the Lord, because he cometh: because he cometh to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with justice, and the people with his truth.