View Psalms 96 in the note window.
This psalm is a part of that which was delivered to Asaph and his
brethren, (1Ch 16:7),
on occasion of bringing up the ark to the city of David.
Here is a call to praise God, as a great and glorious God, ver. 1 - 9.
To rejoice in his judging all the world, ver. 10 - 13.
1: O sing - Upon this new and great occasion, not the removal of the
ark, but the coming of the Messiah.
4: Gods - The gods of the nations, as the next verse expounds it.
6: Before him - In his presence.
9: Beauty - Cloathed with all the gifts and graces, which are
necessary in God's worship.
10: 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.
13: Before - At the presence and approach of their Lord and Maker.
Cometh - To set up his throne among all the nations of the earth.