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Psalm 97 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD rules. Let the earth be glad. Let countries that are far away be full of joy. 1 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him. His rule 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 The LORD sends fire ahead of him. It burns up his enemies all 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 mountains melt like wax when the LORD is near. He is 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 announce that what he does is right. All people everywhere see his glory. 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
7 All who worship statues of gods or brag about them are put to shame. All you gods, worship the Lord! 7 All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- worship him, all you gods!
8 Zion hears about it and is filled with joy. Lord, the villages of Judah are glad because of how you judge. 8 Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, O LORD.
9 Lord, you are the Most High God. You rule over the whole earth. You are honored much more than all 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. He guards the lives of those who are faithful to him. He saves them from the power of sinful 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 The light of his favor shines on those who do what is right. Joy comes to those whose hearts are honest. 11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
12 You who are godly, be glad because of what the LORD has done. Praise him, because his name is holy. 12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.