Psalm 97 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God rules: there's something to shout over! On the double, mainlands and islands - celebrate! 1 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
2 Bright clouds and storm clouds circle 'round him; Right and justice anchor his rule. 2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire blazes out before him, Flaming high up the craggy mountains. 3 Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.
4 His lightnings light up the world; Earth, wide-eyed, trembles in fear. 4 His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains take one look at God And melt, melt like wax before earth's Lord. 5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens announce that he'll set everything right, And everyone will see it happen - glorious! 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
7 All who serve handcrafted gods will be sorry - And they were so proud of their ragamuffin gods! On your knees, all you gods - worship him! 7 All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- worship him, all you gods!
8 And Zion, you listen and take heart! Daughters of Zion, sing your hearts out: God has done it all, has set everything right. 8 Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, O LORD.
9 You, God, are High God of the cosmos, Far, far higher than any of the gods. 9 For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
10 God loves all who hate evil, And those who love him he keeps safe, Snatches them from the grip 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-seeds are planted in the souls of God's people, Joy-seeds are planted in good heart-soil. 11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
12 So, God's people, shout praise to God, Give thanks to our Holy God! 12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.