PS 96 This psalm is a part of that which was delivered to Asaph and his brethren, 1 Chron. xvi, 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.
Verse 1. O sing - Upon this new and great occasion, not the removal of the ark, but the coming of the Messiah.
Verse 4. Gods - The gods of the nations, as the next verse expounds it.
Verse 6. Before him - In his presence.
Verse 9. Beauty - Cloathed with all the gifts and graces, which are necessary in God's worship.
Verse 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.
Verse 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.