Psalm 97
New American Standard Bible 1995NET Bible
1The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; Let the many islands be glad.1The LORD reigns! Let the earth be happy! Let the many coastlands rejoice!
2Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.2Dark clouds surround him; equity and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3Fire goes before Him And burns up His adversaries round about.3Fire goes before him; on every side it burns up his enemies.
4His lightnings lit up the world; The earth saw and trembled.4His lightning bolts light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
5The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.5The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of the whole earth.
6The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory.6The sky declares his justice, and all the nations see his splendor.
7Let all those be ashamed who serve graven images, Who boast themselves of idols; Worship Him, all you gods.7All who worship idols are ashamed, those who boast about worthless idols. All the gods bow down before him.
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 are happy, because of your judgments, O LORD.
9For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.9For you, O LORD, are the sovereign king over the whole earth; you are elevated high above all gods.
10Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.10You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his faithful followers; he delivers them from the power of the wicked.
11Light is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart.11The godly bask in the light; the morally upright experience joy.
12Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones, And give thanks to His holy name.12You godly ones, rejoice in the LORD! Give thanks to his holy name.
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Psalm 96
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