Psalms 96


שִׁירוּ לַיהוָה שִׁיר חָדָשׁ שִׁירוּ לַיהוָה כָּל־הָאָרֶץ׃   96:1

Psal. 96:1   Sing to the Lord a new song,

                              sing to the Lord, all the earth!

The words of this psalm, almost verbatim, are found also in 1Chronicles Chapter 16.  There they are attributed to David on the occasion of his bringing the ark to Jerusalem.

שִׁירוּ לַיהוָה בָּרֲכוּ שְׁמוֹ בַּשְּׂרוּ מִיּוֹם־לְיוֹם יְשׁוּעָתוֹ׃   96:2

Psal. 96:2   Sing to the Lord!  Bless His name!

                              Announce from day to day His salvation.

סַפְּרוּ בַגּוֹיִם כְּבוֹדוֹ בְּכָל־הָעַמִּים נִפְלְאוֹתָיו׃   96:3

Psal. 96:3   Recount among the nations His glory,

                              among all the peoples His wonders.

כִּי גָדוֹל יְהוָה וּמְהֻלָּל מְאֹד נוֹרָא הוּא עַל־כָּל־אֱלֹהִים׃   96:4

Psal. 96:4   For the Lord is great and to be exceedingly praised;

                              He is to be revered beyond all gods.

כִּי כָּל־אֱלֹהֵי הָעַמִּים אֱלִילִים וַיהוָה שָׁמַיִם עָשָׂה׃   96:5

Psal. 96:5   For all the gods of the peoples are worthless,

                              but the Lord made the heavens.

הוֹד־וְהָדָר לְפָנָיו עֹז וְתִפְאֶרֶת בְּמִקְדָּשׁוֹ׃   96:6

Psal. 96:6   Honor and majesty are before Him,

                              strength and beauty in His sanctuary.

הָבוּ לַיהוָה מִשְׁפְּחוֹת עַמִּים הָבוּ לַיהוָה כָּבוֹד וָעֹז׃   96:7

Psal. 96:7   Ascribe to the Lord, families of peoples,

                              ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

הָבוּ לַיהוָה כְּבוֹד שְׁמוֹ שְׂאוּ־מִנְחָה וּבֹאוּ לְחַצְרוֹתָיו׃   96:8

Psal. 96:8   Ascribe to the Lord the glory of His name.

                              Lift up an offering and come in to His courts.

הִשְׁתַּחֲווּ לַיהוָה בְּהַדְרַת־קֹדֶשׁ חִילוּ מִפָּנָיו כָּל־הָאָרֶץ׃   96:9

Psal. 96:9   Bow down to the Lord in adornment of holiness,

                               tremble because of His presence, all of the earth.

אִמְרוּ בַגּוֹיִם יְהוָה מָלָךְ אַף־תִּכּוֹן תֵּבֵל בַּל־תִּמּוֹט יָדִין עַמִּים בְּמֵישָׁרִים׃   96:10

Psal. 96:10   Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”

                                Indeed the universe must be established;

                         it cannot be disturbed.

                                He will judge the peoples with uprightness.

יִשְׂמְחוּ הַשָּׁמַיִם וְתָגֵל הָאָרֶץ יִרְעַם הַיָּם וּמְלֹאוֹ׃   96:11

Psal. 96:11   Let the heavens rejoice, and the earth be glad;

                                let the sea thunder, and its contents;

יַעֲלֹז שָׂדַי וְכָל־אֲשֶׁר־בּוֹ אָז יְרַנְּנוּ כָּל־עֲצֵי־יָעַר׃   96:12

Psal. 96:12   let the field exult, and all that is in it;

                                then let all the trees of the forest shout for joy

לִפְנֵי יְהוָה כִּי בָא כִּי בָא לִשְׁפֹּט הָאָרֶץ יִשְׁפֹּט־תֵּבֵל בְּצֶדֶק וְעַמִּים בֶּאֱמוּנָתוֹ׃   96:13

Psal. 96:13   before the Lord, for He comes.

                               When He comes to judge the earth,

                       He will judge the world with righteousness

                                and the peoples with His faithfulness.


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