New International Reader's Version

Psalm 98

Psalm 98

A psalm.

Sing a new song to the Lord.
    He has done wonderful things.
By the power of his right hand and his holy arm
    he has saved his people.
The Lord has made known his power to save.
    He has shown the nations that he does what is right.
He has shown his faithful love
    to the people of Israel.
People from one end of the earth to the other
    have seen that our God has saved us.

Shout for joy to the Lord, everyone on earth.
    Burst into joyful songs and make music.
Make music to the Lord with the harp.
    Sing and make music with the harp.
Blow the trumpets. Give a blast on the ram’s horn.
    Shout for joy to the Lord. He is the King.

Let the ocean and everything in it roar.
    Let the world and all who live in it shout.
Let the rivers clap their hands.
    Let the mountains sing together with joy.
Let them sing to the Lord,
    because he is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the nations of the world
    in keeping with what is right and fair.

The Message

Psalm 98

1Sing to God a brand-new song.
He’s made a world of wonders!

He rolled up his sleeves,
He set things right.

God made history with salvation,
He showed the world what he could do.

He remembered to love us, a bonus
To his dear family, Israel—indefatigable love.

The whole earth comes to attention.
Look—God’s work of salvation!

Shout your praises to God, everybody!
Let loose and sing! Strike up the band!

Round up an orchestra to play for God,
Add on a hundred-voice choir.

Feature trumpets and big trombones,
Fill the air with praises to King God.

Let the sea and its fish give a round of applause,
With everything living on earth joining in.

Let ocean breakers call out, “Encore!”
And mountains harmonize the finale—

A tribute to God when he comes,
When he comes to set the earth right.

He’ll straighten out the whole world,
He’ll put the world right, and everyone in it.