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Thursday, June 20th, 2024
the Week of Proper 6 / Ordinary 11
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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 96

Wesley's Explanatory NotesWesley's Notes

Verse 1

O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.

O sing — Upon this new and great occasion, not the removal of the ark, but the coming of the Messiah.

Verse 4

For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

Gods — The gods of the nations, as the next verse expounds it.

Verse 6

Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Before him — In his presence.

Verse 9

O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

Beauty — Cloathed with all the gifts and graces, which are necessary in God’s worship.

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.

Reigneth — God hath now set up his kingdom in the world.

Established — The nations of the world shall by the means of it enjoy an established and lasting peace.

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.

Before — At the presence and approach of their Lord and Maker.

Cometh — To set up his throne among all the nations of the earth.

Bibliographical Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 96". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/wen/psalms-96.html. 1765.
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