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Psalms 96:8

 

 

Ascribe to the LORD the glory of His name; Bring an offering and come into His courts.

Adam Clarke Commentary

Come into his courts - Probably referring to the second temple. The reference must be either to the tabernacle or temple.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 96:8". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-96.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name - This also is literally taken from Psalm 96:1-13:28. The margin here is, as in Hebrew, of “his name:” the honor of his name. The idea is that which is expressed in our translation. Bring to God what is due to him; or, render such an acknowledgment as he deserves and claims. Acknowledge him as God, and acknowledge him to be such a God as he is. Let the honor due to God as such be given him; and let the honor due to him, for the character which he actually has, be ascribed to him.

Bring an offering - This is language taken from the temple-worship, and means that God is to be worshipped, in the manner which he has prescribed, as a suitable expression of his majesty. The word here rendered “offering” - מנחה minchāh - is that which is commonly used to denote a “bloodless” offering - a thank-offering. See the notes at Isaiah 1:13.

And come into his courts - The courts or areas around the tabernacle and the temple, where sacrifices were made, and where the people worshipped. See the notes at Matthew 21:12.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 96:8". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-96.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name,.... Or "the glory of his name"F17כבוד שמו "gloriam nominis ejus", Pagninus, Montanus, Cocceius, Gejerus; so Ainsworth, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. ; whose name is glorious and excellent, because of his nature and perfections, because of the works done by him, and because of his benefits and blessings bestowed on his creatures; wherefore it is his due, and their duty, to give him glory; See Gill on Psalm 29:2; see Gill on Psalm 66:2, the word "Jehovah", or "Lord", being thrice mentioned in this and the preceding verse, in the ascription of glory, may lead our thoughts to the trinity of Persons, Jehovah, Father, Son, and Spirit, to whom glory is to be equally given:

bring an offering, and come into his courts; not ceremonial sacrifices, which are abolished under the Gospel dispensation, to which times this psalm belongs; but either the saints themselves, their bodies, as a holy, living, and acceptable sacrifice, and especially the sacrifices of a broken heart, with as much of their substance as is necessary for the relief of the poor, the support of the ministry, and the carrying on of the cause and interest of the Redeemer: the allusion is to the law that enjoined the Israelites not to appear empty before the Lord; but everyone to bring his gift according to his ability, Deuteronomy 16:16, or else their sacrifices of prayer and praise, which are the spiritual sacrifices of the Gospel dispensation, and are to be offered by the saints, as priests, to God through Christ; or rather the sacrifice of Christ himself, which is of a sweet smelling savour to God, makes way for access unto him, and acceptance with him; and which should be brought in the arms of faith, when they enter into the house of the Lord, and attend his word and ordinances; for, through this, their persons and services become acceptable to God, and the sins of their holy things are taken away.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 96:8". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-96.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Give unto the LORD the glory [due unto] his name: bring f an offering, and come into his courts.

(f) By offering up yourselves wholly to God, declare that you worship him only.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 96:8". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-96.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

offering — of thanks.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 96:8". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-96.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 96:8 Give unto the LORD the glory [due unto] his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.

Ver. 8. Give unto the Lord the glory, &c.] It was hard for the heathens to forego their superstitions (Cicero resolved he would never do it, &c.), therefore they are here so pressed to it. See Revelation 14:6-7, with the notes there. One expositor giveth this note here, Ternarius numerus est sacer ob mysterium Triadis; ideo enim eo scriptura gaudet. The Scripture oft presseth or expresseth things thrice over, in reference to the mystery of the holy Trinity.

Bring an offering] Reasonable service, Romans 12:1; spiritual sacrifices acceptable by Jesus Christ, 1 Peter 2:5.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 96:8". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-96.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Psalms 96:8. Give unto the Lord, &c.— After David has exhorted the people to praise and to give thanks to God for his peculiar mercies to them, he breaks out into a rapture of gratitude, in contemplation of the infinite bounty and benignity of the Creator; and calls upon the whole creation to fill up the chorus of his praise; Give unto the Lord, &c. to the end of the psalm. In 1 Chronicles 16:34 he returns to his own people, O give thanks unto the Lord, &c. and concludes with those words which seem to be the form in which he blessed, i.e. prayed for his people; first calling upon them to join with him in the prayer, 1 Chronicles 16:34 and say ye, Save us, O God, &c. See Life of David, b. ii. c. 12.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Psalms 96:8". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/psalms-96.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Into the courts of his house. But under this one part of worship he comprehends the whole worship of God; and he speaks of the worship of the New Testament under the expressions of legal worship, as the prophets elsewhere do, as Matthew 1:11, and elsewhere.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 96:8". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-96.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

8. Glory due unto his name—Literally, The glory of his name; that is, ascribe to him the “glory” of his self-manifestations, whether in creation, providence, or redemption. See on Psalms 96:5.

Bring an offering—The call is still to the nations. See the anticipation of their conversion further delineated, Isaiah 60. There is no religion without worship; and worship, to be acceptable, must include an offering to God and a public confession according to our relations to him. See on Psalms 50:14; Psalms 51:16-17


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 96:8". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-96.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

offering = presence offerings. Hebrew. minchah. App-43.

come into His courts. Some codices read "enter before Him". Compare 1 Chronicles 16:29.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 96:8". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-96.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(8) Offering.—The minchah, or sacrifice of fine flour.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Psalms 96:8". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-96.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.
the glory
108:3-5; 111:9; 148:13,14; Exodus 34:5-9; Revelation 15:4
due unto
Heb. of. bring.
Isaiah 60:6,7; Malachi 1:11; Romans 12:1; 15:16; Philippians 2:17; 4:18; Hebrews 13:13,15,16; 1 Peter 2:5; Revelation 8:3,4
come
100:4

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 96:8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-96.html.

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