Psalm 97 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord is king. Let the earth rejoice; faraway lands should be glad. 1 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
2 Thick, dark clouds surround him. His kingdom is built on what is right and fair. 2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 A fire goes before him and burns up his enemies all around. 3 Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.
4 His lightning lights up the world; when the people see it, they tremble. 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 all the earth. 5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens tell about his goodness, and all the people see his glory. 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
7 Those who worship idols should be ashamed; they brag about their gods. All the gods should worship the Lord. 7 All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- worship him, all you gods!
8 When Jerusalem hears this, she is glad, and the towns of Judah rejoice. They are happy because of your judgments, Lord. 8 Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, O LORD.
9 You are the Lord Most High over all the earth; you are supreme over all gods. 9 For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
10 People who love the Lord hate evil. and frees 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 those who do right; joy belongs to those who are honest. 11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the Lord, you who do right. Praise his holy name. A psalm. 12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.