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Psalm 97 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) New International Version (NIV)
1 The LORD rules as king. Let the earth rejoice. Let all the islands be joyful. 1 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
2 Clouds and darkness surround him. Righteousness and justice are the foundations of his throne. 2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire spreads ahead of him. It burns his enemies who surround him. 3 Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.
4 His flashes of lightning light up the world. The earth sees them and trembles. 4 His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains melt like wax in the presence of the LORD, in 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 tell about his righteousness, and all the people of the world see his glory. 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
7 Everyone who worships idols and brags about false gods will be put to shame. All the gods will bow to him. 7 All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- worship him, all you gods!
8 Zion hears about this and rejoices. The people of Judah are delighted with your judgments, O LORD. 8 Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, O LORD.
9 You, O LORD, the Most High, are above the whole earth. You are highest. You are above all the gods. 9 For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
10 Let those who love the LORD hate evil. The one who guards the lives of his godly ones will rescue them from the power of wicked people. 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 dawns for righteous people and joy for those whose motives are decent. 11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
12 Find joy in the LORD, you righteous people. Give thanks to him as you remember how holy he is. 12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.