Wesley's Notes on the Bible
O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
96:1 O sing - Upon this new and great occasion, not the removal of the ark, but the coming of the Messiah.
Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
96:4 Gods - The gods of the nations, as the next verse expounds it.
For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
96:6 Before him - In his presence.
Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.
O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
96:9 Beauty - Cloathed with all the gifts and graces, which are necessary in God's worship.
Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.
96:10 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.
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.
96:13 Before - At the presence and approach of their Lord and Maker. Cometh - To set up his throne among all the nations of the earth.