4 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
4 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music;
4 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
4 Shout your praises to God, everybody! Let loose and sing! Strike up the band!
4 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.
4 Shout to the Lord, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for joy!
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 98:4
Commentary on Psalm 98:4-9
(Read Psalm 98:4-9)
Let all the children of men rejoice in the setting up the kingdom of Christ, for all may benefit by it. The different orders of rational creatures in the universe, seem to be described in figurative language in the reign of the great Messiah. The kingdom of Christ will be a blessing to the whole creation. We expect his second coming to begin his glorious reign. Then shall heaven and earth rejoice, and the joy of the redeemed shall be full. But sin and its dreadful effects will not be utterly done away, till the Lord come to judge the world in righteousness. Seeing then that we look for such things, let us give diligence that we may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.