Psalms 961 Sing to the Lord a new song! ▼
Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Sing to the Lord! Praise his name!
Announce every day how he delivers! ▼
▼ Heb “announce from day to day his deliverance.”
3 Tell the nations about his splendor!
▼ The verb “tell” is understood by ellipsis (note the preceding line).all the nations about his amazing deeds!
4 For the Lord is great and certainly worthy of praise;
he is more awesome than all gods. ▼
5 For all the gods of the nations are worthless, ▼
▼ The Hebrew term אֱלִילִים (’elilim, “worthless”) sounds like אֱלֹהִים (’elohim, “gods”). The sound play draws attention to the statement.
but the Lord made the sky.
6 Majestic splendor emanates from him; ▼
▼ Heb “majesty and splendor [are] before him.”
his sanctuary is firmly established and beautiful. ▼
▼ Heb “strength and beauty [are] in his sanctuary.”
7 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the nations,
ascribe to the Lord splendor and strength!
8 Ascribe to the Lord the splendor he deserves! ▼
▼ Heb “the splendor of [i.e., “due”] his name.”
Bring an offering and enter his courts!
9 Worship the Lord in holy attire! ▼
▼ Or “in holy splendor.”
Tremble before him, all the earth!
10 Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!
The world is established, it cannot be moved.
He judges the nations fairly.”
11 Let the sky rejoice, and the earth be happy!
Let the sea and everything in it shout!
12 Let the fields and everything in them celebrate!
Then let the trees of the forest shout with joy
13 before the Lord, for he comes!
For he comes to judge the earth!
He judges the world fairly, ▼
and the nations in accordance with his justice. ▼
▼ Heb “and the nations with his integrity.”
▼ Psalm 97. The psalmist depicts the Lord as the sovereign, just king of the world who comes in power to vindicate his people.
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