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Psalm 97 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord is king! Earth, be glad! Rejoice, you islands of the seas! 1 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
2 Clouds and darkness surround him; he rules with righteousness and justice. 2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire goes in front of him and burns up his enemies around him. 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 hills melt like wax before the Lord, before 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 proclaim his righteousness, and all the nations see his glory. 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
7 Everyone who worships idols is put to shame; all the gods bow down before the Lord. 7 All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- worship him, all you gods!
8 The people of Zion are glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice because of your judgments, O Lord. 8 Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, O LORD.
9 Lord Almighty, you are ruler of all the earth; you are much greater than all the gods. 9 For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
10 The Lord loves those who hate evil; he protects the lives of his people; he rescues 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 shines on the righteous, and gladness on the good. 11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
12 All you that are righteous be glad because of what the Lord has done! Remember what the holy God has done, and give thanks to him. 12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.