New American Standard Bible
Sing to the LORD a new song; Sing to the LORD, all the earth.
King James Bible
O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
Sing ye unto Jehovah a new song: sing unto Jehovah, all the earth.
World English Bible
Sing to Yahweh a new song! Sing to Yahweh, all the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
Sing to Jehovah a new song, Sing to Jehovah all the earth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
O sing unto the Lord a new song - See the notes at Psalm 33:3. This is the only addition made to the original form of the psalm. The word new here implies that there was some fresh occasion for celebrating the praises of God; that some event had occurred, or that some truth relating to the divine character had now been made known, which could not well be expressed in any psalm or hymn then in use. It is a call on all to celebrate the praises of the Lord in a "new" song - new, particularly, as it calls on "all the earth" to join in it; and possibly this was designed to suggest the idea that while that temple stood, a dispensation would commence, under which the distinction between the Jews and the Gentiles would be broken down, and all mankind would unite in the praise of God.
Sing unto the Lord, all the earth - All nations. All people had occasion to bless his name; to praise him. What he had done, what he was still doing, was of interest to all lands, and made an appeal to all people to praise him. The psalm is constructed on this supposition, that the occasion for praise referred to was one in which all people were interested; or, in other words, that Yahweh was the true God over all the nations, and that all people should acknowledge him.
LibraryTherefore Go On, Saints of God, Boys and Girls...
27. Therefore go on, Saints of God, boys and girls, males and females, unmarried men, and women; go on and persevere unto the end. Praise more sweetly the Lord, Whom ye think on more richly: hope more happily in Him, Whom ye serve more instantly: love more ardently Him, whom ye please more attentively. With loins girded, and lamps burning, wait for the Lord, when He cometh from the marriage.  Ye shall bring unto the marriage of the Lamb a new song, which ye shall sing on your harps. Not surely …
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.
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1 Chronicles 16:23
Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
I will sing to the LORD, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.
Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the LORD.
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders.
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