Psalm 97 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD rules! Let the earth rejoice! Let all the islands celebrate! 1 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
2 Clouds and thick darkness surround God. His throne is built on righteousness and justice. 2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire proceeds before him, burning up his enemies on every side. 3 Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.
4 His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees it and trembles! 4 His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of the whole world! 5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
6 Heaven has proclaimed God's righteousness, and all nations have seen his glory. 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
7 All those who worship images, those who are proud of idols, are put to shame. All gods bow down to the Lord! 7 All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- worship him, all you gods!
8 Zion has heard and celebrates, the towns of Judah rejoice, because of your acts of justice, LORD, 8 Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, O LORD.
9 because you, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth, because you are so superior to all other gods. 9 For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
10 Those of you who love the LORD, hate evil! God guards the lives of his faithful ones, delivering them from the power 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 planted like seed for the righteous person; joy too for those whose heart is right. 11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the LORD, righteous ones! Give thanks to his holy name! 12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.