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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 96

Introduction

1An exhortation to praise God,
4for his greatness;
8for his kingdom;
11for his general judgment.

Verse 1

O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
A. M. 2962. B.C. 1042. O sing
33:3; 98:1; 149:1; 1 Chronicles 16:23-33; Revelation 5:9; 14:3
sing unto
67:3-6; 68:32; Romans 15:11
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:8 - Give thanks; 1 Chronicles 16:9 - Sing unto; Psalm 9:11 - Sing; Psalm 28:7 - with; Psalm 47:6 - to God; Psalm 66:1 - all ye lands; Psalm 66:4 - General; Psalm 95:1 - sing; Psalm 105:2 - Sing unto; Psalm 135:1 - Praise ye the Lord; Isaiah 42:10 - Sing; Jeremiah 31:7 - Sing; Luke 2:31 - General; Acts 11:1 - the Gentiles; Acts 13:47 - that thou; Titus 2:11 - hath appeared

Verse 2

Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
bless
72:17,18; 103:1,2,20-22; 104:1; 145:1,10; 1 Chronicles 29:20; Ephesians 1:3; Revelation 5:13
shew
40:10; 71:15; Isaiah 40:9; 52:7,8; Mark 16:15; Acts 13:26; Romans 10:14-18
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:9 - Sing unto; Psalm 9:11 - Sing; Psalm 47:6 - to God; Psalm 66:4 - General; Psalm 95:1 - sing; Psalm 100:4 - be thankful; Psalm 105:2 - Sing unto; Acts 13:47 - that thou

Verse 3

Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
22:27; 72:18,19; 117:1,2; Isaiah 19:23-25; 49:6; Daniel 4:1-3; 6:26,27; Micah 4:2; Zechariah 9:10; Matthew 28:19; Luke 24:47; Revelation 14:6,7
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:9 - talk ye; Psalm 57:9 - General; Psalm 66:2 - General; Psalm 105:1 - make known; Psalm 145:5 - will speak; Isaiah 12:4 - declare; Isaiah 42:12 - General; Jeremiah 50:2 - Declare; Mark 16:15 - into; John 2:11 - manifested; Acts 2:11 - wonderful

Verse 4

For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
For the
18:3; 86:10; 89:7; 145:3; Exodus 18:11; 1 Samuel 4:8; Nehemiah 9:5
and greatly
18:3
he is
66:3,5; 76:7; 89:7; 95:3; Jeremiah 5:22; 10:6,7; Luke 12:5; Revelation 15:4
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 7:22 - Wherefore; Psalm 97:9 - far; Psalm 135:5 - I know; Psalm 147:5 - Great; Psalm 149:6 - the high; Psalm 150:2 - according; Daniel 2:45 - the great

Verse 5

For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
For
115:3-8; 135:15,18; Isaiah 44:8-28; 46:1,2; Jeremiah 10:3-5,11,12,14,15; Acts 19:26; 1 Corinthians 8:4
but
115:15; Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 42:5; Jeremiah 10:11
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 25:15 - the gods; Psalm 135:5 - I know

Verse 6

Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Honour
8:1; 19:1; 63:2,3; 93:1; 104:1; Hebrews 1:3; 2 Peter 1:16,17
strength
27:4; 29:1,2,9; 50:2
sanctuary
1 Chronicles 16:27
Reciprocal: Exodus 28:2 - glory; 1 Chronicles 16:29 - the beauty; Psalm 45:3 - glory; Psalm 68:34 - Ascribe; Isaiah 40:5 - the glory; Isaiah 60:13 - the place; Jeremiah 17:12 - General; Ezekiel 24:21 - the excellency

Verse 7

Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
Give
29:1,2; 68:32-34; Luke 2:14; Jude 1:25
O ye kindreds
22:27; 66:1,2; 67:3,4; Romans 15:9,10; Revelation 5:9; 19:6
glory
1 Chronicles 29:11-13; Matthew 6:13; 1 Peter 5:11; Jude 1:24,25; Revelation 5:13; 7:12; 14:7; Revelation 19:1
Reciprocal: Psalm 31:6 - lying; Isaiah 60:5 - abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee; Jeremiah 13:16 - Give; Daniel 3:27 - the princes; Acts 3:25 - all; Romans 11:36 - to whom; Revelation 4:11 - to receive

Verse 8

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.
the glory
108:3-5; 111:9; 148:13,14; Exodus 34:5-9; Revelation 15:4
due unto
Heb. of. bring.
Isaiah 60:6,7; Malachi 1:11; Romans 12:1; 15:16; Philippians 2:17; 4:18; Hebrews 13:13,15,16; 1 Peter 2:5; Revelation 8:3,4
come
100:4
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 16:16 - and they shall; Psalm 29:2 - glory; Psalm 116:19 - General; Psalm 135:2 - the courts; Jeremiah 13:16 - Give; Ezekiel 44:5 - the entering; Romans 11:36 - to whom; Revelation 4:11 - to receive

Verse 9

O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
in the beauty of holiness
or, in the glorious sanctuary.
29:2; 110:3; Ezra 7:27; Ezekiel 7:20; Daniel 11:45; Luke 21:5,6
fear
33:8; 76:7,11
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:29 - the beauty; 1 Chronicles 16:30 - before him; 2 Chronicles 20:21 - the beauty; Ecclesiastes 8:12 - fear before; Lamentations 1:6 - all; Ezekiel 44:5 - the entering

Verse 10

Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.
Say
18:49; 46:6,10; 126:2; Malachi 1:11,14; Galatians 1:16
the Lord
2:8-12; 59:13; 93:1; 97:1; 99:1; Daniel 2:44; Matthew 3:2; Revelation 11:15; 19:6
the world
Isaiah 49:8; Colossians 2:7; Hebrews 1:3
judge
13; 9:8; 67:4; 98:9; Isaiah 11:3-5; Acts 17:31; Romans 2:5,6; 3:5,6; Revelation 19:11
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:31 - The Lord; Psalm 9:11 - declare; Psalm 24:2 - and; Psalm 33:8 - the earth; Psalm 47:8 - reigneth; Psalm 104:5 - that it; Psalm 108:3 - praise; Psalm 145:11 - the glory; Isaiah 34:1 - Come; Isaiah 45:21 - Tell ye; Isaiah 52:7 - Thy God; Isaiah 65:18 - General; Joel 3:9 - Proclaim; Luke 2:31 - General; Acts 8:8 - General; 2 Corinthians 5:10 - we; Titus 2:11 - hath appeared

Verse 11

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
the heavens
69:34; 148:1-4; Isaiah 44:23; 49:13; Luke 2:10,13,14; 15:10; Revelation 12:12; Revelation 19:1-7
the sea
98:7-9
Reciprocal: Psalm 65:13 - they shout; Psalm 72:3 - by righteousness; Psalm 93:3 - lifted; Psalm 97:1 - Lord; Psalm 145:10 - All thy; Psalm 148:9 - Mountains; Isaiah 14:7 - they; Isaiah 35:2 - and rejoice; Isaiah 52:9 - Break; Isaiah 55:12 - the mountains; Jeremiah 47:2 - all that is therein; Ezekiel 17:24 - all the trees; Daniel 7:10 - the judgment; Joel 2:21 - be glad; Habakkuk 3:10 - the deep; Luke 19:40 - General; Revelation 5:13 - every; Revelation 18:20 - Rejoice

Verse 12

Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
65:12,13; Isaiah 42:10,11; 55:12,13
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:33 - the trees; Isaiah 44:23 - Sing; Isaiah 52:9 - Break; Ezekiel 17:24 - all the trees; Ezekiel 31:9 - all the trees; Joel 2:21 - be glad; 1 Thessalonians 3:9 - before

Verse 13

Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.
he cometh
98:9; Isaiah 25:8,9; Malachi 3:1,2; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:10; 2 Timothy 4:8; Titus 2:13; 2 Peter 3:12-14; Revelation 11:18; 22:10
judge
10; 67:4; Revelation 19:11 Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:36 - For the; 1 Samuel 2:10 - judge; 1 Chronicles 16:33 - the trees; Psalm 7:8 - The Lord; Psalm 9:4 - right; Psalm 9:8 - General; Psalm 33:4 - all his; Psalm 50:4 - judge; Psalm 58:11 - verily he; Psalm 82:8 - Arise; Psalm 135:14 - the Lord; Ecclesiastes 12:14 - General; Isaiah 2:4 - And he; Isaiah 16:5 - judging; Isaiah 42:3 - he shall; Isaiah 51:5 - mine; Ezekiel 31:9 - all the trees; Joel 3:12 - for; Micah 4:3 - he shall judge; Zechariah 14:5 - the Lord; Malachi 3:5 - I will come; Matthew 25:6 - Behold; Matthew 25:32 - before; John 5:22 - General; John 5:30 - I judge; Romans 2:2 - judgment; Romans 2:16 - God; Romans 3:6 - for then; 1 Thessalonians 3:9 - before; 2 Timothy 4:1 - who; Hebrews 10:30 - The Lord shall; Hebrews 12:23 - God; 1 Peter 2:23 - judgeth

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 96". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-96.html.