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Psalm 97 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jehovah reigneth; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad. 1 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 A fire goeth before him, And burneth up his adversaries round about. 3 Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.
4 His lightnings lightened the world: The earth saw, and trembled. 4 His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains melted like wax at the presence of Jehovah, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. 5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens declare his righteousness, And all the peoples have seen his glory. 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
7 Let all them be put to shame that serve graven images, That boast themselves of idols: Worship him, all ye gods. 7 All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- worship him, all you gods!
8 Zion heard and was glad, And the daughters of Judah rejoiced, Because of thy judgments, O Jehovah. 8 Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, O LORD.
9 For thou, Jehovah, art most high above all the earth: Thou art exalted far above all gods. 9 For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
10 O ye that love Jehovah, hate evil: He preserveth the souls of his saints; He delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. 10 Let 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.
11 Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart. 11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
12 Be glad in Jehovah, ye righteous; And give thanks to his holy memorial [name]. 12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.