New International Version
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
King James Bible
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
Darby Bible Translation
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof;
World English Bible
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice. Let the sea roar, and its fullness!
Young's Literal Translation
The heavens joy, and the earth is joyful, The sea and its fulness roar.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let the heavens rejoice - The publication of the Gospel is here represented as a universal blessing; the heavens the earth, the sea, and its inhabitants, the field, the grass, and the trees of the wood, are all called to rejoice at this glorious event. This verse is well and harmoniously translated in the old Psalter: -
Fayne be hevenes - and the erth glad;
Styrde be the see, - and the fulnes of it;
Joy sal feldes, - and al that ere in thaim.
And the paraphrase is at least curious: -
Hevens, haly men. Erthe, meke men that receyves lare (learning). Feldes, that is even men, mylde and softe: they shall joy in Criste. And all that is in thaim, that es, strengh, wyttes & skill."
I shall give the remaining part of this ancient paraphrase, which is an echo of the opinion of most of the Latin fathers.
Psalm 96:12 Thou sal glad al the trese of woddes - Thou, that is in another Iyfe. Trese of woddes. - Synful men that were fyrst withouten frut, and sithen taken into God's temple.
Psalm 96:13. For he coms, he coms. He coms, fyrste to be man - Sythen he comes to deme the erth.
He sal deme in ebenes the erth: - and folk in his sothfastnes. Nothing is evener, or sothfaster, than that he geder with hym perfyte men; to deme and to deperte to the rig hande (thaim) that did mercy: - pase to the lefte hande (thaim) that did it nogt.
The psalmist here in the true spirit of poetry, gives life and intelligence to universal nature, producing them all as exulting in the reign of the Messiah, and the happiness which should take place in the earth when the Gospel should be universally preached. These predictions seem to be on the eve of complete fulfillment. Lord, hasten the time! For a fuller explanation see the following analysis.
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LibraryPsalm Xcvi. 1, 2
Psalm xcvi. 1, 2. Sing a new song unto the Lord; His mercies, every morning new, His truth and faithfulness record; Give to our God the glory due. God is the Lord; around His throne In heaven, adoring seraphim, And ransom'd saints, ascribe alone All power, might, majesty, to Hiin. On earth His church impregnable, Built on the rock of ages, stands, And yet, against the gates of hell, Shall send salvation through all lands. Thou, by whose word the worlds were made, In wisdom and in goodness framed, …
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns
A Letter from Origen to Africanus.
"Behold Your God!"
God's Law Immutable
Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short."
Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them,
The seas have lifted up, LORD, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.
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.
Sing for joy, you heavens, for the LORD has done this; shout aloud, you earth beneath. Burst into song, you mountains, you forests and all your trees, for the LORD has redeemed Jacob, he displays his glory in Israel.
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