Psalm 96:11
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English Standard Version
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it;

King James Bible
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

American Standard Version
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad, let the sea be moved, and the fulness thereof:

English Revised Version
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof;

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fullness of it.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Confirmation of the call from the glory of Jahve that is now become manifest. The clause Psalm 96:4, as also Psalm 145:3, is taken out of Psalm 48:2. כל־אלהים is the plural of כּל־אלוהּ, every god, 2 Chronicles 32:15; the article may stand here or be omitted (Psalm 95:3, cf. Psalm 113:4). All the elohim, i.e., gods, of the peoples are אלילים (from the negative אל), nothings and good-for-nothings, unreal and useless. The lxx renders δαιμόνια, as though the expression were שׁדים (cf. 1 Corinthians 10:20), more correctly εἴδωλα in Revelation 9:20. What Psalm 96:5 says is wrought out in Isaiah 40, Isaiah 44, and elsewhere; אלילים is a name of idols that occurs nowhere more frequently than in Isaiah. The sanctuary (Psalm 96:6) is here the earthly sanctuary. From Jerusalem, over which the light arises first of all (Isaiah 60), Jahve's superterrestrial doxa now reveals itself in the world. הוד־והדר is the usual pair of words for royal glory. The chronicler reads Psalm 96:6 עז וחדוה בּמקמו, might and joy are in His place (הדוה( ecalp siH ni era yoj d a late word, like אחוה, brotherhood, brotherly affection, from an old root, Exodus 18:9). With the place of God one might associate the thought of the celestial place of God transcending space; the chronicler may, however, have altered במקדשׁו into במקמו because when the Ark was brought in, the Temple (בית המקדשׁ) was not yet built.

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the heavens

Psalm 69:34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moves therein.

Psalm 148:1-4 Praise you the LORD. Praise you the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights...

Isaiah 44:23 Sing, O you heavens; for the LORD has done it: shout, you lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, you mountains...

Isaiah 49:13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD has comforted his people...

Luke 2:10,13,14 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people...

Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.

Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you that dwell in them...

Revelation 19:1-7 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power...

the sea

Psalm 98:7-9 Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein...

Cross References
Revelation 12:12
Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!"

Psalm 69:34
Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves in them.

Psalm 93:3
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring.

Psalm 97:1
The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!

Psalm 98:7
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it!

Isaiah 42:10
Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants.

Isaiah 44:23
Sing, O heavens, for the LORD has done it; shout, O depths of the earth; break forth into singing, O mountains, O forest, and every tree in it! For the LORD has redeemed Jacob, and will be glorified in Israel.

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