Psalm 97 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord reigns; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad! 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 foundation of His throne. 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 round about. 3 Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.
4 His lightnings light the world; The earth sees and trembles. 4 His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, At 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 declare His righteousness, And all the peoples see His glory. 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
7 Let all be put to shame who serve carved images, Who boast of idols. Worship Him, all you gods. 7 All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- worship him, all you gods!
8 Zion hears and is glad, And the daughters 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 For You, Lord, are most high above all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods. 9 For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
10 You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand 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 sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart. 11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. 12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.