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Chapter 98


1 A psalm. 2 Sing a new song to the LORD, who has done marvelous deeds, Whose right hand and holy arm have won the victory.


The LORD has made his victory known; has revealed his triumph for the nations to see,


Has remembered faithful love toward the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.


Shout with joy to the LORD, all the earth; break into song; sing praise.


Sing praise to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and melodious song.


With trumpets and the sound of the horn shout with joy to the King, the LORD.


Let the sea and what fills it resound, the world and those who dwell there.


Let the rivers clap their hands, the mountains shout with them for joy,


Before the LORD who comes, who comes to govern the earth, To govern the world with justice and the peoples with fairness.



1 [Psalm 98] A hymn, similar to Psalm 96, extolling God for Israel's victory ( Psalm 98:1-3). All nations ( Psalm 98:4-6) and even inanimate nature ( Psalm 98:7-8) are summoned to welcome God's coming to rule over the world ( Psalm 98:9).

2 [1] Marvelous deeds . . . victory: the conquest of all threats to the peaceful existence of Israel, depicted in the psalms variously as a cosmic force such as sea, or nations bent on Israel's destruction, or evildoers seemingly triumphant. Whose right hand and holy arm: God is pictured as a powerful warrior.

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