Psalm 97
New American Standard Bible 1995International Standard Version
1The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; Let the many 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 adversaries round about.3Fire goes out from his presence to consume his enemies on every side.
4His lightnings lit up the world; The earth saw and trembled.4His lightning bolts light the world; the earth sees and shakes.
5The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.5Mountains melt like wax in the LORD's presence— In the presence of the LORD of all the earth.
6The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory.6The heavens declare his righteousness so that all the nations see his glory.
7Let all those be ashamed who serve graven images, Who boast themselves of idols; Worship Him, all you gods.7All who serve carved images— and those who praise idols—will be humiliated. Worship him, all you "gods"!
8Zion heard this and was glad, And the daughters of Judah have rejoiced Because of Your judgments, O LORD.8Zion hears and rejoices; the towns of Judah rejoice on account of your justice, LORD.
9For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.9For you, LORD, are the Most High above all the earth; you are exalted high above all divine beings.
10Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand 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 is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart.11Light shines on the righteous; gladness on the morally upright.
12Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones, And give thanks to 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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