Psalm 97
New American Standard Bible 1995New International Version
1The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; Let the many islands be glad.1The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
2Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.2Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3Fire goes before Him And burns up His adversaries round about.3Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.
4His lightnings lit up the world; The earth saw and trembled.4His lightning lights 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 all the earth.
6The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory.6The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all peoples see his glory.
7Let all those be ashamed who serve graven images, Who boast themselves of idols; Worship Him, all you gods.7All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- 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 and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, 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 over all the earth; you are exalted far 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.10Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11Light is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart.11Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
12Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones, And give thanks to His holy name.12Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.
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