Psalm 97 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! 1 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
2 Clouds and thick darkness are round about 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 before him, and burns up his adversaries round about. 3 Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.
4 His lightnings lighten 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 proclaim his righteousness; and all the peoples behold his glory. 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
7 All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in worthless idols; all gods bow down before him. 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 thy judgments, O God. 8 Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, O LORD.
9 For thou, O LORD, art most high over all the earth; thou art 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 The LORD loves those who hate evil; he preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from 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 dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. 11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name! 12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.