Bible: Psalms 95-100

Psalm 95 1 

95:1 Come! Let’s sing for joy to the Lord!

Let’s shout out praises to our protector who delivers us! 2 

95:2 Let’s enter his presence 3  with thanksgiving!

Let’s shout out to him in celebration! 4 

95:3 For the Lord is a great God,

a great king who is superior to 5  all gods.

95:4 The depths of the earth are in his hand, 6 

and the mountain peaks belong to him.

95:5 The sea is his, for he made it.

His hands formed the dry land.

95:6 Come! Let’s bow down and worship! 7 

Let’s kneel before the Lord, our creator!

95:7 For he is our God;

we are the people of his pasture,

the sheep he owns. 8 

Today, if only you would obey him! 9 

95:8 He says, 10  “Do not be stubborn like they were at Meribah, 11 

like they were that day at Massah 12  in the wilderness, 13 

95:9 where your ancestors challenged my authority, 14 

and tried my patience, even though they had seen my work.

95:10 For forty years I was continually disgusted 15  with that generation,

and I said, ‘These people desire to go astray; 16 

they do not obey my commands.’ 17 

95:11 So I made a vow in my anger,

They will never enter into the resting place I had set aside for them.’ 18 

Psalm 96 19 

96:1 Sing to the Lord a new song! 20 

Sing to the Lord, all the earth!

96:2 Sing to the Lord! Praise his name!

Announce every day how he delivers! 21 

96:3 Tell the nations about his splendor!

Tell 22  all the nations about his amazing deeds!

96:4 For the Lord is great and certainly worthy of praise;

he is more awesome than all gods. 23 

96:5 For all the gods of the nations are worthless, 24 

but the Lord made the sky.

96:6 Majestic splendor emanates from him; 25 

his sanctuary is firmly established and beautiful. 26 

96:7 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the nations,

ascribe to the Lord splendor and strength!

96:8 Ascribe to the Lord the splendor he deserves! 27 

Bring an offering and enter his courts!

96:9 Worship the Lord in holy attire! 28 

Tremble before him, all the earth!

96:10 Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!

The world is established, it cannot be moved.

He judges the nations fairly.”

96:11 Let the sky rejoice, and the earth be happy!

Let the sea and everything in it shout!

96:12 Let the fields and everything in them celebrate!

Then let the trees of the forest shout with joy

96:13 before the Lord, for he comes!

For he comes to judge the earth!

He judges the world fairly, 29 

and the nations in accordance with his justice. 30 

Psalm 97 31 

97:1 The Lord reigns!

Let the earth be happy!

Let the many coastlands rejoice!

97:2 Dark clouds surround him;

equity and justice are the foundation of his throne. 32 

97:3 Fire goes before him;

on every side 33  it burns up his enemies.

97:4 His lightning bolts light up the world;

the earth sees and trembles.

97:5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,

before the Lord of the whole earth.

97:6 The sky declares his justice,

and all the nations see his splendor.

97:7 All who worship idols are ashamed,

those who boast about worthless idols.

All the gods bow down before him. 34 

97:8 Zion hears and rejoices,

the towns 35  of Judah are happy,

because of your judgments, O Lord.

97:9 For you, O Lord, are the sovereign king 36  over the whole earth;

you are elevated high above all gods.

97:10 You who love the Lord, hate evil!

He protects 37  the lives of his faithful followers;

he delivers them from the power 38  of the wicked.

97:11 The godly bask in the light;

the morally upright experience joy. 39 

97:12 You godly ones, rejoice in the Lord!

Give thanks to his holy name. 40 

Psalm 98 41 

98:1 A psalm.

Sing to the Lord a new song, 42 

for he performs 43  amazing deeds!

His right hand and his mighty arm

accomplish deliverance. 44 

98:2 The Lord demonstrates his power to deliver; 45 

in the sight of the nations he reveals his justice.

98:3 He remains loyal and faithful to the family of Israel. 46 

All the ends of the earth see our God deliver us. 47 

98:4 Shout out praises to the Lord, all the earth!

Break out in a joyful shout and sing!

98:5 Sing to the Lord accompanied by a harp,

accompanied by a harp and the sound of music!

98:6 With trumpets and the blaring of the ram’s horn,

shout out praises before the king, the Lord!

98:7 Let the sea and everything in it shout,

along with the world and those who live in it!

98:8 Let the rivers clap their hands!

Let the mountains sing in unison

98:9 before the Lord!

For he comes to judge the earth!

He judges the world fairly, 48 

and the nations in a just manner.

Psalm 99 49 

99:1 The Lord reigns!

The nations tremble. 50 

He sits enthroned above the winged angels; 51 

the earth shakes. 52 

99:2 The Lord is elevated 53  in Zion;

he is exalted over all the nations.

99:3 Let them praise your great and awesome name!

He 54  is holy!

99:4 The king is strong;

he loves justice. 55 

You ensure that legal decisions will be made fairly; 56 

you promote justice and equity in Jacob.

99:5 Praise 57  the Lord our God!

Worship 58  before his footstool!

He is holy!

99:6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests;

Samuel was one of those who prayed to him. 59 

They 60  prayed to the Lord and he answered them.

99:7 He spoke to them from a pillar of cloud; 61 

they obeyed his regulations and the ordinance he gave them.

99:8 O Lord our God, you answered them.

They found you to be a forgiving God,

but also one who punished their sinful deeds. 62 

99:9 Praise 63  the Lord our God!

Worship on his holy hill,

for the Lord our God is holy!

Psalm 100 64 

100:1 A thanksgiving psalm.

Shout out praises to the Lord, all the earth!

100:2 Worship 65  the Lord with joy!

Enter his presence with joyful singing!

100:3 Acknowledge that the Lord is God!

He made us and we belong to him; 66 

we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

and his courts with praise!

Give him thanks!

Praise his name!

100:5 For the Lord is good.

His loyal love endures, 67 

and he is faithful through all generations. 68 

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