Psalm 98:1
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New International Version
A psalm. Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.

New Living Translation
A psalm. Sing a new song to the LORD, for he has done wonderful deeds. His right hand has won a mighty victory; his holy arm has shown his saving power!

English Standard Version
A Psalm. Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.

New American Standard Bible
A Psalm. O sing to the LORD a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.

King James Bible
A Psalm. O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A psalm. Sing a new song to the LORD, for He has performed wonders; His right hand and holy arm have won Him victory.

International Standard Version
Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done awesome deeds! His right hand and powerful arm have brought him victory.

NET Bible
A psalm. Sing to the LORD a new song, for he performs amazing deeds! His right hand and his mighty arm accomplish deliverance.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Sing to Lord Jehovah a new song because he has done wonders! His right hand and his holy arm have saved him!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A psalm.] Sing a new song to the LORD because he has done miraculous things. His right hand and his holy arm have gained victory for him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he has done marvellous things; his right hand has gotten him the victory, even the arm of his holiness.

King James 2000 Bible
O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he has done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, has gotten him the victory.

American King James Version
O sing to the LORD a new song; for he has done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, has gotten him the victory.

American Standard Version
Oh sing unto Jehovah a new song; For he hath done marvellous things: His right hand, and his holy arm, hath wrought salvation for him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A psalm for David himself. Sing ye to the Lord anew canticle: because he hath done wonderful things. His right hand hath wrought for him salvation, and his arm is holy.

Darby Bible Translation
{A Psalm.} Sing ye unto Jehovah a new song: for he hath done wondrous things; his right hand and his holy arm hath wrought salvation for him.

English Revised Version
A Psalm. Sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath wrought salvation for him.

Webster's Bible Translation
A Psalm. O sing to the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

World English Bible
Sing to Yahweh a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand, and his holy arm, have worked salvation for him.

Young's Literal Translation
A Psalm. Sing ye to Jehovah a new song, For wonders He hath done, Given salvation to Him hath His right hand and His holy arm.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

98:1-3 A song of praise for redeeming love is a new song, a mystery hidden from ages and generations. Converts sing a new song, very different from what they had sung. If the grace of God put a new heart into our breasts, it will put a new song into our mouths. Let this new song be sung to the praise of God, in consideration of the wonders he has wrought. The Redeemer has overcome all difficulties in the way of our redemption, and was not discouraged by the services or sufferings appointed him. Let us praise him for the discoveries made to the world of the work of redemption; his salvation and his righteousness fulfilling the prophecies and promises of the Old Testament. In pursuance of this design, God raised up his Son Jesus to be not only a Light to lighten the Gentiles, but the glory of his people Israel. Surely it behoves us to inquire whether his holy arm hath gotten the victory in our hearts, over the power of Satan, unbelief, and sin? If this be our happy case, we shall exchange all light songs of vanity for songs of joy and thanksgiving; our lives will celebrate the Redeemer's praise.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 1. - O sing unto the Lord a new song (comp. Psalm 96, which opens similarly). The faithful and wise steward is ever bringing out of his treasures things which are at once old and "new." For he hath done marvellous things. The "marvellous things" which God has done for man constitute the first ground for praising him. These marvels may be either those of his ordinary providence, or special interpositions and deliverances. His right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory; rather, hath wrought salvation for him (see the Revised Version; and comp. Isaiah 59:16; Isaiah 63:5).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

O sing unto the Lord a new song,.... An excellent one unto the Lord Christ, on account of the great work of redemption and salvation wrought out by him; and because of the new and living way opened by him, and because of the new dispensation of the Gospel, which takes place through him, and for the reasons next mentioned; See Gill on Psalm 96:1,

for he hath done marvellous things; by assuming human nature, in that he, being God, became man, took flesh of a virgin, even pure and uncorrupted, a clean thing out of an unclean; which he took into personal union with himself, and that for the sake of sinful creatures: a most marvellous affair this! which calls for a new song from men, as it had from the angels. In this nature he taught wonderful doctrines, at which his hearers were astonished, wondering from whence he had his wisdom; and in it he did many miraculous works, which filled them with amazement above measure; and especially in it he performed the amazing and surprising work of man's redemption, an instance of the marvellous lovingkindness and astonishing wisdom of God; performed in a manner quite stupendous, through Christ's being made under the law both the precept and penalty of it; through his being made sin and a curse for men, even for the ungodly, sinners and enemies; a redemption which is of the souls of men from sin, Satan, and the law; a complete and plenteous one, which includes and secures all the blessings of grace and glory, justification, pardon, adoption, and eternal life. To which may be added the resurrection of himself from the dead, his ascension to heaven, the effusion of the extraordinary gifts of the Spirit on the apostles, the wonderful success of the Gospel in the Gentile world, the support of his interest against all the powers on earth, the destruction of the man of sin, the calling of the Jews, and the bringing in of the fulness of the Gentiles in the latter day; all which marvellous events require a new song of praise: another reason of which follows:

his right hand and his holy arm hath gotten him the victory: over sin, Satan, the world, death, and hell, in which he has made his people sharers, yea, more than conquerors; and therefore may well sing the new triumphant song to him: the words may be rendered, "hath brought salvation to him" (b); as in Isaiah 59:16; to him personally, he raising himself from the dead, as a triumphant Conqueror; to him mystically, his body the church, to whom he is the author of salvation; or to him, that is, to his Father, in obedience to whose will he wrought out salvation for his people, and for the honour of his name, and for the glorifying of his perfections. This was done by him alone, by his right hand of power, by the mighty arm of his strength, and which no mere creature could ever have performed: and this he did in a way of holiness; his holy arm did it in a way that maintains and secures the glory of divine holiness and justice.

(b) "salutem attulit ei", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; so Tigurine version, Munster, Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis.

The Treasury of David

1 O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

2 The Lord hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

3 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation: of our God.

Psalm 98:1

"O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things." We had a new song before (Psalm 96:1-13) because the Lord was coming, but now we have another new song because he has come, and seen and conquered. Jesus, our King, has lived a marvellous life, died a marvellous death, risen by a marvellous resurrection, and ascended marvellously into heaven. By his divine power he has sent forth the Holy Spirit doing marvels, and by that sacred energy his disciples have also wrought marvellous things and astonished all the earth. Idols have fallen, superstitions have withered, systems of error have fled, and empires of cruelty have perished. For all this he deserves the highest praise. His acts have proved his Deity, Jesus is Jehovah, and therefore we sing unto him as the Lord. "His right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory"; not by the aid of others, but by his own unweaponed hand his marvellous conquests have been achieved. Sin, death, and hell fell beneath his solitary prowess, and the idols and the errors of mankind have been overthrown and smitten by his hand alone. The victories of Jesus among men are all the more wonderful because they are accomplished by means to all appearance most inadequate; they are due not to physical but to moral power - the energy of goodness, justice, truth; in a word, to the power of his holy arm. His holy influence has been the sole cause of success. Jesus never stoops to use policy, or brute force; his unsullied perfections secure to him a real and lasting victory over all the powers of evil, and that victory will be gained as dexterously and easily as when a warrior strikes his adversary with his right hand and stretches him prone upon the earth. Glory be unto the Conqueror, let new songs be chanted to his praise. Stirred by contemplating his triumphs, our pen could not forbear to praise him in the following hymn:

Forth to the battle rides our King;

He climbs his conquering car;

He fits his arrows to the string,

And smites his foes afar.

Convictions pierce the stoutest hearts,

They bleed, they faint, they die;

Slain by Immanuel's well-aimed darts,

In helpless heaps they lie.

Behold, he bares his two-edged sword,

continued...

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

PSALM 98

Ps 98:1-9. In view of the wonders of grace and righteousness displayed in God's salvation, the whole creation is invited to unite in praise.

1. gotten … victory—literally, "made salvation," enabled Him to save His people.

right hand, and … arm—denote power.

holy arm—or, "arm of holiness," the power of His united moral perfections (Ps 22:3; 32:11).

Psalm 98:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sing to the Lord a New Song!
1A Psalm. O sing to the LORD a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him. 2The LORD has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.…
Cross References
Luke 1:51
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.

Revelation 5:9
And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.

Exodus 15:6
Your right hand, LORD, was majestic in power. Your right hand, LORD, shattered the enemy.

Psalm 33:3
Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Psalm 40:5
Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.

Psalm 89:13
Your arm is endowed with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.

Psalm 96:3
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

Isaiah 12:5
Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.

Isaiah 14:7
All the lands are at rest and at peace; they break into singing.

Isaiah 25:1
LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.

Isaiah 42:10
Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them.

Isaiah 52:10
The LORD will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.

Isaiah 59:16
He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm achieved salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him.

Isaiah 65:18
But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy.
Treasury of Scripture

O sing to the LORD a new song; for he has done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, has gotten him the victory.

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Psalm 33:3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.

Psalm 96:1 O sing to the LORD a new song: sing to the LORD, all the earth.

Psalm 149:1 Praise you the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, and his praise …

Isaiah 42:10 Sing to the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, …

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

Revelation 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before …

for he

Psalm 7:14 Behold, he travails with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and …

Psalm 86:10 For you are great, and do wondrous things: you are God alone.

Psalm 105:5 Remember his marvelous works that he has done; his wonders, and the …

Psalm 136:4 To him who alone does great wonders: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 139:14 I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous …

Exodus 15:6,11 Your right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: your right …

Isaiah 43:18-20 Remember you not the former things, neither consider the things of old…

Jeremiah 31:22 How long will you go about, O you backsliding daughter? for the LORD …

Luke 1:49 For he that is mighty has done to me great things; and holy is his name.

Luke 2:10-14 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good …

Acts 2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful …

Revelation 15:3,4 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song …

his right

Psalm 2:5,6 Then shall he speak to them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore …

Psalm 45:3-5 Gird your sword on your thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and …

Psalm 110:2-6 The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: rule you …

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your …

Exodus 15:6 Your right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: your right …

Isaiah 52:10 The LORD has made bore his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; …

Isaiah 59:16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no …

Isaiah 63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there …

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. …

Acts 19:20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of …

Hebrews 2:14,15 For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, …

Revelation 3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even …

Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a …

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: …

Revelation 19:11-21 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat …

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