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Psalms 96:12

    Psalms 96:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let the field exult, and all that is therein; Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let the field be glad, and everything which is in it; yes, let all the trees of the wood be sounding with joy,

    Webster's Revision

    Let the field exult, and all that is therein; Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy

    World English Bible

    Let the field and all that is in it exult! Then all the trees of the woods shall sing for joy

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let the field exult, and all that is therein; then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy;

    Definitions for Psalms 96:12

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 96:12

    Let the field be joyful ... - This is taken - with the change of a single letter, not affecting the sense - from 1 Chronicles 16:32-33. It is a call on the fields - the cultivated portions of the earth - to rejoice in the reign of God. As if conscious of the beauty with which he clothes them, and of the happiness which they confer on man in their beauty and in the abundance of their productions, they are called on to praise God.

    Then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice - The forests - the oaks, the cedars, the pines, that wave with so much majesty. If they were conscious of their own magnificence and beauty - if they could see how much wisdom and goodness God has lavished on them, in their forms, their branches, their leaves, their flowers, their fruit - if they could know how much they are made to accomplish in rendering the world beautiful, and in contributing to the happiness of man - if they understood what a bare, bleak, cold, desert world this would be but for them, they, too, would have abundant occasion for praise and joy.