PSALM 96:1-9

A (1) O sing unto Yahweh a new song: sing unto Yahweh, ALL THE EARTH.

B (2) Sing unto Yahweh, bless HIS NAME; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

C (3) Declare HIS GLORY among the heathen,

D (3) his wonders among ALL PEOPLE.

E (4) For Yahweh is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above ALL GODS.

E1 (5,6) For ALL THE GODS of the nations are idols: but Yahweh made the heavens. Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

D1 (7) Give unto Yahweh, O ye kindreds OF THE PEOPLE,

C1 (7,8) give unto Yahweh GLORY and strength. Give unto Yahweh THE GLORY due

B1 (8) unto HIS NAME: bring an offering, and come into his courts.

A1 (9) O worship Yahweh in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, ALL THE EARTH.

Comment:

Does the absence of a middle clause emphasise the empty vanity of idols?

One thought on “PSALM 96:1-9”

  1. I have a slight variation

    A 1 ¶ O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.

    B 2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

    C 3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

    D 4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

    E 5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

    D’ 6 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

    C’ 7 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

    B’ 8 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.

    A’ 9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

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