Psalm 97
Holman Christian Standard BibleInternational Standard Version
1The LORD reigns! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coasts and islands be glad. 1The LORD reigns! Let the earth rejoice! May many islands be glad!
2Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. 2Thick clouds are all around him; righteousness and justice are his throne's foundation.
3Fire goes before Him and burns up His foes on every side. 3Fire goes out from his presence to consume his enemies on every side.
4His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles. 4His lightning bolts light the world; the earth sees and shakes.
5The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD-- at the presence of the Lord of all the earth. 5Mountains melt like wax in the LORD's presence— In the presence of the LORD of all the earth.
6The heavens proclaim His righteousness; all the peoples see His glory. 6The heavens declare his righteousness so that all the nations see his glory.
7All who serve carved images, those who boast in idols, will be put to shame. All the gods must worship Him. 7All who serve carved images— and those who praise idols—will be humiliated. Worship him, all you "gods"!
8Zion hears and is glad, and the towns of Judah rejoice because of Your judgments, LORD. 8Zion hears and rejoices; the towns of Judah rejoice on account of your justice, LORD.
9For You, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; You are exalted above all the gods. 9For you, LORD, are the Most High above all the earth; you are exalted high above all divine beings.
10You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of His godly ones; He rescues them from the power of the wicked. 10Hate evil, you who love the LORD! He guards the lives of those who love him, delivering them from domination by the wicked.
11Light dawns for the righteous, gladness for the upright in heart. 11Light shines on the righteous; gladness on the morally upright.
12Be glad in Yahweh, you righteous ones, and praise His holy name. 12Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous ones! Give thanks at the mention of his holiness!
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Psalm 96
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