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Psalm 96

A Song of Praise to God Coming in Judgment

1 Oh, asing to the Lord a new song!

Sing to the Lord, all the earth.

2 Sing to the Lord, bless His name;

Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.

3 Declare His glory among the 1nations,

His wonders among all peoples.

4 For bthe Lord is great and cgreatly to be praised;

dHe is to be feared above all gods.

5 For eall the gods of the peoples are idols,

fBut the Lord made the heavens.

6 Honor and majesty are before Him;

Strength and gbeauty are in His sanctuary.

7 hGive 2to the Lord, O families of the peoples,

Give to the Lord glory and strength.

8 3Give to the Lord the glory due His name;

Bring an offering, and come into His courts.

9 Oh, worship the Lord iin the beauty of holiness!

Tremble before Him, all the earth.

10 Say among the 4nations, j“The Lord reigns;

The world also is firmly established,

It shall not be 5moved;

kHe shall judge the peoples righteously.”

11 lLet the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;

mLet the sea roar, and 6all its fullness;

12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it.

Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord.

13 For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth.

nHe shall judge the world with righteousness,

And the peoples with His truth.


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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