Ps 96-99

Praise to God Who Comes in Judgment 1O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.2Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.3Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples.4For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods.5For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.6Honor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.8Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts.9Worship the Lord in holy splendor; tremble before him, all the earth. 10Say among the nations, “The Lord is king! The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved. He will judge the peoples with equity.”11Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it;12let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy13before the Lord; for he is coming, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.Chapter 97The Glory of God's Reign 1The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!2Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.3Fire goes before him, and consumes his adversaries on every side.4His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.5The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. 6The heavens proclaim his righteousness; and all the peoples behold his glory.7All worshipers of images are put to shame, those who make their boast in worthless idols; all gods bow down before him.8Zion hears and is glad, and the towns of Judah rejoice, because of your judgments, O God.9For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods. 10The Lord loves those who hate evil; he guards the lives of his faithful; he rescues them from the hand of the wicked.11Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.12Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!Chapter 98Praise the Judge of the World A Psalm. 1O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things. His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory.2The Lord has made known his victory; he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.3He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God. 4Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.5Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody.6With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord. 7Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who live in it.8Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy9at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.Chapter 99Praise to God for His Holiness 1The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!2The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples.3Let them praise your great and awesome name. Holy is he!4Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.5Extol the Lord our God; worship at his footstool. Holy is he! 6Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called on his name. They cried to the Lord, and he answered them.7He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud; they kept his decrees, and the statutes that he gave them. 8O Lord our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings.9Extol the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy.