July 6

Psalms 95:1 — 101:8

95 O come let us cry out joyfully to Jehovah!

      Let us shout in triumph to our Rock of salvation.

 2 Let us come before his person with thanksgiving;

      Let us with melodies shout in triumph to him.

 3 For Jehovah is a great God

      And a great King over all [other] gods,

 4 He in whose hand are the inmost depths of the earth

      And to whom the peaks of the mountains belong;

 5 To whom the sea, which he himself made, belongs

      And whose own hands formed the dry land itself.

 6 O come in, let us worship and bow down;

      Let us kneel before Jehovah our Maker.

 7 For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasturage and the sheep of his hand.

      Today if YOU people listen to his own voice,

 8 Do not harden YOUR heart as at Meribah,

      As in the day of Massah in the wilderness,

 9 When YOUR forefathers put me to the proof;

      They examined me, they also saw my activity.

10 For forty years I kept feeling a loathing toward [that] generation,

       And I proceeded to say:

       “They are a people wayward at heart,

       And they themselves have not come to know my ways”;

11 Concerning whom I swore in my anger:

       “They shall not enter into my resting-place.”


96 Sing to Jehovah a new song.

      Sing to Jehovah, all [YOU people of] the earth.

 2 Sing to Jehovah, bless his name.

      From day to day tell the good news of salvation by him.

 3 Declare among the nations his glory,

      Among all the peoples his wonderful works.

 4 For Jehovah is great and very much to be praised.

      He is fear-inspiring above all [other] gods.

 5 For all the gods of the peoples are valueless gods;

      But as for Jehovah, he has made the very heavens.

 6 Dignity and splendor are before him;

      Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

 7 Ascribe to Jehovah, O YOU families of the peoples,

      Ascribe to Jehovah glory and strength.

 8 Ascribe to Jehovah the glory belonging to his name;

      Carry a gift and come into his courtyards.

 9 Bow down to Jehovah in holy adornment;

      Be in severe pains because of him, all [YOU people of] the earth.

10 Say among the nations: “Jehovah himself has become king.

       The productive land also becomes firmly established so that it cannot be made to totter.

       He will plead the cause of the peoples in uprightness.”

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be joyful.

       Let the sea thunder and that which fills it.

12 Let the open field exult and all that is in it.

       At the same time let all the trees of the forest break out joyfully

13 Before Jehovah. For he has come;

       For he has come to judge the earth.

       He will judge the productive land with righteousness

       And the peoples with his faithfulness.


97 Jehovah himself has become king! Let the earth be joyful.

      Let the many islands rejoice.

 2 Clouds and thick gloom are all around him;

      Righteousness and judgment are the established place of his throne.

 3 Before him a very fire goes,

      And it consumes his adversaries all around.

 4 His lightnings lighted up the productive land;

      The earth saw and came to be in severe pains.

 5 The mountains themselves proceeded to melt just like wax on account of Jehovah,

      On account of the Lord of the whole earth.

 6 The heavens have told forth his righteousness,

      And all the peoples have seen his glory.

 7 Let all those serving any carved image be ashamed,

      Those who are making their boast in valueless gods.

      Bow down to him, all YOU gods.

 8 Zion heard and began to rejoice,

      And the dependent towns of Judah began to be joyful

      By reason of your judicial decisions, O Jehovah.

 9 For you, O Jehovah, are the Most High over all the earth;

      You are very high in your ascent over all [other] gods.

10 O YOU lovers of Jehovah, hate what is bad.

       He is guarding the souls of his loyal ones;

       Out of the hand of the wicked ones he delivers them.

11 Light itself has flashed up for the righteous one,

       And rejoicing even for the ones upright in heart.

12 Rejoice in Jehovah, O YOU righteous ones,

       And give thanks to his holy memorial.

A melody.

98 SING to Jehovah a new song,

      For wonderful are the things that he has done.

      His right hand, even his holy arm, has gained salvation for him.

 2 Jehovah has made his salvation known;

      In the eyes of the nations he has revealed his righteousness.

 3 He has remembered his loving-kindness and his faithfulness to the house of Israel.

      All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation by our God.

 4 Shout in triumph to Jehovah, all [YOU people of] the earth.

      Be cheerful and cry out joyfully and make melody.

 5 Make melody to Jehovah with the harp,

      With the harp and the voice of melody.

 6 With the trumpets and the sound of the horn

      Shout in triumph before the King, Jehovah.

 7 Let the sea thunder and that which fills it,

      The productive land and those dwelling in it.

 8 Let the rivers themselves clap their hands;

      All together let the very mountains cry out joyfully

 9 Before Jehovah, for he has come to judge the earth.

      He will judge the productive land with righteousness

      And the peoples with uprightness.


99 Jehovah himself has become king. Let the peoples be agitated.

      He is sitting upon the cherubs. Let the earth quiver.

 2 Jehovah is great in Zion,

      And he is high over all the peoples.

 3 Let them laud your name.

      Great and fear-inspiring, holy it is.

 4 And with the strength of a king judgment he has loved.

      You yourself have firmly established uprightness.

      Judgment and righteousness in Jacob are what you yourself have effected.

 5 Exalt Jehovah our God and bow down yourselves at his footstool;

      He is holy.

 6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests,

      And Samuel was among those calling upon his name.

      They were calling to Jehovah, and he himself kept answering them.

 7 In the pillar of cloud he continued speaking to them.

      They kept his reminders and the regulation that he gave to them.

 8 O Jehovah our God, you yourself answered them.

      A God granting pardon you proved to be to them,

      And executing vengeance against their notorious deeds.

 9 Exalt Jehovah our God

      And bow down yourselves at his holy mountain.

      For Jehovah our God is holy.


A melody of thanksgiving.

100 Shout in triumph to Jehovah, all [YOU people of] the earth.

 2 Serve Jehovah with rejoicing.

      Come in before him with a joyful cry.

 3 Know that Jehovah is God.

      It is he that has made us, and not we ourselves.

       [We are] his people and the sheep of his pasturage.

 4 Come into his gates with thanksgiving,

      Into his courtyards with praise.

      Give thanks to him, bless his name.

 5 For Jehovah is good;

      His loving-kindness is to time indefinite,

      And his faithfulness to generation after generation.


Of David. A melody.

101 About loving-kindness and judgment I will sing.

      To you, O Jehovah, I will make melody.

 2 I will act with discretion in a faultless way.

      When will you come to me?

      I shall walk about in the integrity of my heart inside my house.

 3 I shall not set in front of my eyes any good-for-nothing thing.

      The doing of those who fall away I have hated;

      It does not cling to me.

 4 A crooked heart departs from me;

      Nothing bad do I know.

 5 Anyone slandering his companion in secrecy,

      Him I silence.

      Anyone of haughty eyes and of arrogant heart,

      Him I cannot endure.

 6 My eyes are upon the faithful ones of the earth,

      That they may dwell with me.

      The one walking in a faultless way,

      He it is who will minister to me.

 7 There will dwell inside my house no worker of trickiness.

      As for anyone speaking falsehoods, he will not be firmly established

      In front of my eyes.

 8 Every morning I shall silence all the wicked ones of the earth,

      To cut off from the city of Jehovah all the practicers of what is hurtful.