1 Chronicles 16:23
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New International Version
Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.

New Living Translation
Let the whole earth sing to the LORD! Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.

English Standard Version
Sing to the LORD, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day.

New American Standard Bible
Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.

King James Bible
Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sing to the LORD, all the earth. Proclaim His salvation from day to day.

International Standard Version
Let all the earth sing to the LORD! Day after day proclaim his deliverance!

NET Bible
Sing to the LORD, all the earth! Announce every day how he delivers!

New Heart English Bible
Sing to the LORD, all the earth. Display his salvation from day to day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Sing to the LORD, all the earth! Day after day announce that the LORD saves his people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim His salvation from day to day.

New American Standard 1977
Sing to the LORD, all the earth;
            Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; show forth from day to day his saving health.

King James 2000 Bible
Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; show forth from day to day his salvation.

American King James Version
Sing to the LORD, all the earth; show forth from day to day his salvation.

American Standard Version
Sing unto Jehovah, all the earth; Show forth his salvation from day to day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sing ye to the Lord, all the earth: shew forth from day to day his salvation.

Darby Bible Translation
Sing unto Jehovah, all the earth; Publish his salvation from day to day.

English Revised Version
Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

Webster's Bible Translation
Sing to the LORD, all the earth; show forth from day to day his salvation.

World English Bible
Sing to Yahweh, all the earth! Display his salvation from day to day.

Young's Literal Translation
Sing to Jehovah, all the earth, Proclaim from day unto day His salvation.
(23-33) See Psalms 96. This psalm, in the Psalter, consists of five strophes or stanzas of six lines each--an artistic arrangement which has been violated here. The subject is the extension of Jehovah's kingdom over all the world, a thought familiar to the readers of the Book of Isaiah, where most of the ideas and phrases of the psalm may be found.

(23) Sing unto the Lord, all the earth.--The second line of the psalm. The spirited opening of the psalm is purposely weakened, by omission of the first and third lines, in order to make it fit in here. Strophe I. is thus compressed into four lines (1Chronicles 16:23-24).

All the earth.--All the land (of Israel).

Shew forth.--Heb., tell the (good) news of.

His salvation.--Deliverance (from exile).

(24) Heathen.--Nations (1Chronicles 16:31).

(25-27) Strophe II. of the psalm. Jehovah is the Creator; other gods are nonentities.

(25) He also.--And he. The conjunction is not in Psalms 96, and is a prosaic addition of the compiler. (Comp. 1Chronicles 16:20.)

(26) People.--Peoples.

Idols ('?llm).--A favourite expression in Isaiah.

(27) Strength and gladness are in his place.--Psalm 96:6 : "Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary." The psalmist's idea of the heavenly temple seems to have been understood of the earthly; and then his phrase was altered as unsuitable.

Gladness (hedw?h).--A late word, occurring again in Nehemiah 8:10 only. "Beauty" (tiph'reth) is ancient.

His place--i.e., the tent of the Ark on Mount Zion. (Comp. 1Chronicles 15:1; 1Chronicles 15:3.)

(28, 29) Strophe III. of the psalm, mutilated. A call to all nations to come and worship in the Temple of Jehovah.

(28) Kindreds of the people.--Clans (races) of the peoples.

(29) So far each verse of this ode has symmetrically consisted of two clauses. The present verse has three--another mark of awkward compilation.

Come before him.--Psalms 96, "into his courts," that is, the Temple courts: an expression modified here to suit another application.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.--Rather, bow ye down to Jehovah, in holy vestments. This line ought to be the first of the next couplet.

(30) Fear (plural).--Literally, Writhe ye.

Before him.--The preposition is a compound form common in the Chronicles; in the psalm it is simple.

The world also shall be stable.--A line, which precedes this in the psalm, is omitted here, to the detriment of the sense. That line--"Say ye among the nations, Jehovah is king"--begins the fourth strophe of the original hymn, but is here strangely transferred to 1Chronicles 16:31.

(31) Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice.--In the Hebrew, the initial letters of these words form an acrostic of the sacred Name of Jehovah; and those of the first half of 1Chronicles 16:32 make up Iahu, another form of the Name.

And let men say.--An adaptation of Psalm 96:10 : "Say ye among the nations."

(32) Let the fields rejoice.--Here begins the fifth strophe of the original psalm.

Fields.--Heb., the field, or open country. Psalms 96 has an archaic spelling of the word (s?dai), which is here modernised (s?dh).

Rejoice.--Exult (not the same word as in 1Chronicles 16:31).

(33) At the presence of.--The compound preposition of 1Chronicles 16:30. The climax of the psalm--"He shall judge the world in righteousness, and peoples in his faithfulness"--is here omitted; and this long and heterogeneous composition terminates with verses borrowed from a third source.

Verses 23-36. - The grandeur and unusual comprehensiveness of the adoration and homage here proclaimed, as to be offered to the omnipotent Ruler of all nations, should be well pondered. Our eye and ear may have become too familiar with it, but when put a little into relief, and referred to its original time of day, it is fit to be ranked among the strongest moral evidences of inspiration in the word and the speaker. Verse 23. - This verse is composed of the latter half of each of the first two verses of the psalm (96.). 16:7-36 Let God be glorified in our praises. Let others be edified and taught, that strangers to him may be led to adore him. Let us ourselves triumph and trust in God. Those that give glory to God's name are allowed to glory in it. Let the everlasting covenant be the great matter of our joy his people of old, be remembered by us with thankfulness to him. Show forth from day to day his salvation, his promised salvation by Christ. We have reason to celebrate that from day to day; for we daily receive the benefit, and it is a subject that can never be exhausted. In the midst of praises, we must not forget to pray for the servants of God in distress.
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