PSALM 96:9



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“O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.”

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Psalm 96:9 Translation & Meaning

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O worship הִשְׁתַּחֲו֣וּ To depress, i.e., prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God) O worship
the Lord לַ֭יהוָה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
in the beauty בְּהַדְרַת Decoration beauty
of holiness: קֹ֑דֶשׁ A sacred place or thing; rarely abstract, sanctity holiness
fear חִ֥ילוּ Properly, to twist or whirl (in a circular or spiral manner), i.e., (specifically) to dance, to writhe in pain (especially of parturition) or fear; figuratively, to wait, to pervert fear
before מִ֝פָּנָ֗יו The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
him, all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the earth. הָאָֽרֶץ׃ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth

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  • 7  Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.

  • 8  Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.

  • 9  O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

  • 10  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.

  • 11  Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

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