Psalm 97
Holman Christian Standard BibleKing James Bible
1The LORD reigns! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coasts and islands be glad. 1The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
2Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. 2Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
3Fire goes before Him and burns up His foes on every side. 3A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
4His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles. 4His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
5The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD-- at the presence of the Lord of all the earth. 5The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6The heavens proclaim His righteousness; all the peoples see His glory. 6The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
7All who serve carved images, those who boast in idols, will be put to shame. All the gods must worship Him. 7Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.
8Zion hears and is glad, and the towns of Judah rejoice because of Your judgments, LORD. 8Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.
9For You, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; You are exalted above all the gods. 9For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.
10You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of His godly ones; He rescues them from the power of the wicked. 10Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
11Light dawns for the righteous, gladness for the upright in heart. 11Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
12Be glad in Yahweh, you righteous ones, and praise His holy name. 12Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
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Psalm 96
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