Psalm 97
New American Standard Bible 1995New Living Translation
1The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; Let the many islands be glad.1The LORD is king! Let the earth rejoice! Let the farthest coastlands be glad.
2Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.2Dark clouds surround him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3Fire goes before Him And burns up His adversaries round about.3Fire spreads ahead of him and burns up all his foes.
4His lightnings lit up the world; The earth saw and trembled.4His lightning flashes out across 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; every nation sees his glory.
7Let all those be ashamed who serve graven images, Who boast themselves of idols; Worship Him, all you gods.7Those who worship idols are disgraced— all who brag about their worthless gods— for every god must bow to him.
8Zion heard this and was glad, And the daughters of Judah have rejoiced Because of Your judgments, O LORD.8Jerusalem has heard and rejoiced, and all the towns of Judah are glad because of your justice, 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 supreme 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.10You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked.
11Light is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart.11Light shines on the godly, and joy on those whose hearts are right.
12Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones, And give thanks to His holy name.12May all who are godly rejoice in the LORD and praise his holy name!
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Psalm 96
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