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Psalms 98:1

    Psalms 98:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O sing to the LORD a new song; for he has done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, has gotten him the victory.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Oh sing unto Jehovah a new song; For he hath done marvellous things: His right hand, and his holy arm, hath wrought salvation for him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <A Psalm.> O make a new song to the Lord, because he has done works of wonder; with his right hand, and with his holy arm, he has overcome.

    Webster's Revision

    Oh sing unto Jehovah a new song; For he hath done marvellous things: His right hand, and his holy arm, hath wrought salvation for him.

    World English Bible

    Sing to Yahweh a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand, and his holy arm, have worked salvation for him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A Psalm. Sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath wrought salvation for him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 98:1

    A new song - A song of excellence. Give him the highest praise. See on Psalm 96:1 (note).

    Hath done marvellous things - נפלאות niphlaoth, "miracles," the same word as in Psalm 96:3, where we translate it wonders.

    His holy arm - His Almighty power: -

    Hath gotten him the victory - הושיעה לו hoshiah llo, "hath made salvation to himself."

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 98:1

    O sing unto the Lord a new song - Compare Psalm 33:3; Psalm 96:1. "For he hath done marvelous things." Things suited to excite wonder, or to fill the mind with astonishment. See Psalm 77:14; Psalm 86:10.

    His right hand - The instrument by which we execute any purpose. Compare Isaiah 59:16; Isaiah 63:5.

    And his holy arm - The arm of his holiness; that is, his arm put forth in a righteous cause, or vindicating that which is right.

    Hath gotten him the victory - literally, "has worked salvation for him:" for himself, or in his own cause. The victory - the salvation - was really in defense of his own government; in maintaining his own authority against those who set themselves in opposition to it. What is here said may be applied to all that God does. It is really in his own cause, in order to maintain the principles of his own administration.