Good News Translation (GNB)
96

God the Supreme King

(1 Chr 16.23–33)

961Sing a new song to the LORD!

Sing to the LORD, all the world!

2Sing to the LORD, and praise him!

Proclaim every day the good news that he has saved us.

3Proclaim his glory to the nations,

his mighty deeds to all peoples.

4The LORD is great and is to be highly praised;

he is to be honoured more than all the gods.

5The gods of all other nations are only idols,

but the LORD created the heavens.

6Glory and majesty surround him;

power and beauty fill his Temple.

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96.7–9:
Ps 29.1–2
Praise the LORD, all people on earth;

praise his glory and might.

8Praise the LORD's glorious name;

bring an offering and come into his Temple.

9Bow down before the Holy One when he appears;96.9 when he appears; or in garments of worship.

tremble before him, all the earth!

10Say to all the nations, “The LORD is king!

The earth is set firmly in place and cannot be moved;

he will judge the peoples with justice.”

11Be glad, earth and sky!

Roar, sea, and every creature in you;

12be glad, fields, and everything in you!

The trees in the woods will shout for joy

13when the LORD comes to rule the earth.

He will rule the peoples of the world

with justice and fairness.

97

God the Supreme Ruler

971The LORD is king! Earth, be glad!

Rejoice, you islands of the seas!

2Clouds and darkness surround him;

he rules with righteousness and justice.

3Fire goes in front of him

and burns up his enemies round him.

4His lightning lights up the world;

the earth sees it and trembles.

5The hills melt like wax before the LORD,

before the Lord of all the earth.

6The heavens proclaim his righteousness,

and all the nations see his glory.

7Everyone who worships idols is put to shame;

all the gods bow down97.7 all the gods bow down; or bow down, all gods. before the LORD.

8The people of Zion are glad,

and the cities of Judah rejoice

because of your judgements, O LORD.

9LORD Almighty, you are ruler of all the earth;

you are much greater than all the gods.

10The LORD loves those who hate evil;97.10 Probable text The LORD loves those who hate evil; Hebrew Hate evil, you who love the LORD.

he protects the lives of his people;

he rescues them from the power of the wicked.

11Light shines on the righteous,

and gladness on the good.

12All you that are righteous be glad

because of what the LORD has done!

Remember what the holy God has done,

and give thanks to him.

98

God the Ruler of the WorldPs 98 Hebrew title: A psalm.

981Sing a new song to the LORD;

he has done wonderful things!

By his own power and holy strength

he has won the victory.

2The LORD announced his victory;

he made his saving power known to the nations.

3He kept his promise to the people of Israel

with loyalty and constant love for them.

All people everywhere have seen the victory of our God.

4Sing for joy to the LORD, all the earth;

praise him with songs and shouts of joy!

5Sing praises to the LORD!

Play music on the harps!

6Blow trumpets and horns,

and shout for joy to the LORD, our king.

7Roar, sea, and every creature in you;

sing, earth, and all who live on you!

8Clap your hands, you rivers;

you hills, sing together with joy before the LORD,

9because he comes to rule the earth.

He will rule the peoples of the world

with justice and fairness.