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Psalm 97 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD is king! Let the earth rejoice! Let the farthest islands 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 Fire goes forth before him and burns up all his foes. 3 Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.
4 His lightning flashes out across 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 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 declare his righteousness; every nation sees his glory. 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
7 Those who worship idols are disgraced -- all who brag about their worthless gods -- for every god must bow to him. 7 All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- worship him, all you gods!
8 Jerusalem has heard and rejoiced, and all the cities of Judah are glad because of your justice, LORD! 8 Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, O LORD.
9 For you, O LORD, are most high over 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 protects the lives of his godly people and 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 godly, and joy on those who do right. 11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
12 May all who are godly be happy in the LORD and praise his holy name! 12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.