Psalm 97 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord is King, let the earth have joy; let all the sea-lands be glad. 1 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
2 Dark clouds are round him; his kingdom is based on righteousness and right judging. 2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire goes before him, burning up all those who are against him round about. 3 Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.
4 His bright flames give light to the world; the earth saw it with fear. 4 His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains became like wax at the coming of the Lord, at the coming of the Lord of all the earth. 5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens gave out the news of his righteousness, and all the people saw his glory. 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
7 Shamed be all those who give worship to images, and take pride in false gods; give him worship, all you gods. 7 All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- worship him, all you gods!
8 Zion gave ear and was glad; and the daughters of Judah were full of joy, because of your decisions, O Lord. 8 Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, O LORD.
9 For you, Lord, are most high over the earth; you are lifted up over all other gods. 9 For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
10 You who are lovers of the Lord, be haters of evil; he keeps the souls of his saints; he takes them out of the hand of sinners. 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 shining on the lovers of righteousness, and for the upright in heart there is joy. 11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
12 Be glad in the Lord, you upright men; praising the memory of his holy name. 12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.