Compare Translations for Psalm 97:1

Psalm 97:1 ASV
Jehovah reigneth; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad.
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Psalm 97:1 BBE
The Lord is King, let the earth have joy; let all the sea-lands be glad.
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Psalm 97:1 CEB
The LORD rules! Let the earth rejoice! Let all the islands celebrate!
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Psalm 97:1 CJB
ADONAI is king, let the earth rejoice, let the many coasts and islands be glad.
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Psalm 97:1 RHE
(96-1) <For the same David, when his land was restored again to him.> The Lord hath reigned, let the earth rejoice: let many islands be glad.
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Psalm 97:1 ESV
The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!
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Psalm 97:1 GW
The LORD rules as king. Let the earth rejoice. Let all the islands be joyful.
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Psalm 97:1 GNT
The Lord is king! Earth, be glad! Rejoice, you islands of the seas!
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Psalm 97:1 HNV
The LORD reigns! Let the eretz rejoice. Let the multitude of islands be glad.
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Psalm 97:1 CSB
The Lord reigns! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coasts and islands be glad.
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Psalm 97:1 KJV
The LORD reigneth ; let the earth rejoice ; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
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Psalm 97:1 LEB
Yahweh is king! Let the earth rejoice; let many coastlands be glad.
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Psalm 97:1 NAS
The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice ; Let the many islands be glad.
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Psalm 97:1 NCV
The Lord is king. Let the earth rejoice; faraway lands should be glad.
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Psalm 97:1 NIRV
The LORD rules. Let the earth be glad. Let countries that are far away be full of joy.
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Psalm 97:1 NIV
The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
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Psalm 97:1 NKJV
The Lord reigns; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad!
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Psalm 97:1 NLT
The LORD is king! Let the earth rejoice! Let the farthest islands be glad.
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Psalm 97:1 NRS
The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!
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Psalm 97:1 RSV
The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!
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Psalm 97:1 DBY
Jehovah reigneth: let the earth be glad, let the many isles rejoice.
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Psalm 97:1 MSG
God rules: there's something to shout over! On the double, mainlands and islands - celebrate!
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Psalm 97:1 WBT
The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad.
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Psalm 97:1 TMB
The LORD reigneth, let the earth rejoice! Let the multitude of isles be glad thereof!
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Psalm 97:1 TNIV
The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
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Psalm 97:1 WEB
Yahweh reigns! Let the earth rejoice. Let the multitude of islands be glad.
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Psalm 97:1 WYC
The Lord hath reigned, the earth make full out joy; many isles be glad. (The Lord reigneth, let the earth rejoice; let the many isles be glad.)
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Psalm 97:1 YLT
Jehovah hath reigned, The earth is joyful, many isles rejoice.
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Psalms 97 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 97

The Lord Jesus reigns in power that cannot be resisted. (1-7) His care of his people, and his provision for them. (8-12)

Verses 1-7 Though many have been made happy in Christ, still there is room. And all have reason to rejoice in Christ's government. There is a depth in his counsels, which we must not pretend to fathom; but still righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. Christ's government, though it might be matter of joy to all, will yet be matter of terror to some; but it is their own fault that it is so. The most resolute and daring opposition will be baffled at the presence of the Lord. And the Lord Jesus will ere long come, and put an end to idol worship of every kind.

Verses 8-12 The faithful servants of God may well rejoice and be glad, because he is glorified; and whatever tends to his honour, is his people's pleasure. Care is taken for their safety. But something more is meant than their lives. The Lord will preserve the souls of his saints from sin, from apostacy, and despair, under their greatest trials. He will deliver them out of the hands of the wicked one, and preserve them safe to his heavenly kingdom. And those that rejoice in Christ Jesus, and in his exaltation, have fountains of joy prepared for them. Those that sow in tears, shall reap in joy. Gladness is sure to the upright in heart; the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment. Sinners tremble, but saints rejoice at God's holiness. As he hates sin, yet freely loves the person of the repentant sinner who believes in Christ, he will make a final separation between the person he loves and the sin he hates, and sanctify his people wholly, body, soul, and spirit.

Psalms 97 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 97

Psalms 97:1-12 . The writer celebrates the Lord's dominion over nations and nature, describes its effect on foes and friends, and exhorts and encourages the latter.

1, 2. This dominion is a cause of joy, because, even though our minds are oppressed with terror before the throne of the King of kings ( Exodus 19:16 , Deuteronomy 5:22 ), we know it is based on righteous principles and judgments which are according to truth.

3-5. The attending illustrations of God's awful justice on enemies ( Psalms 83:14 ) are seen in the disclosures of His almighty power on the elements of nature (compare Psalms 46:2 , 77:17 , Habakkuk 3:6 , &c.).

6. heavens--or, their inhabitants ( Psalms 50:6 ), as opposed to "nations" in the latter clause (compare Isaiah 40:5 , 66:18 ).

7. Idolaters are utterly put to shame, for if angels must worship Him, how much more those who worshipped them.
all ye gods--literally, "all ye angels" ( Psalms 8:5 , 138:1 , Hebrews 1:6 , 2:7 ). Paul quotes, not as a prophecy, but as language used in regard to the Lord Jehovah, who in the Old Testament theophania is the second person of the Godhead.

8, 9. The exaltation of Zion's king is joy to the righteous and sorrow to the wicked.
daughters of Judah--(Compare Psalms 48:11 ).

9. above all gods--( Psalms 95:3 ).

10-12. Let gratitude for the blessings of providence and grace incite saints ( Psalms 4:3 ) to holy living. Spiritual blessings are in store, represented by light ( Psalms 27:1 ) and gladness.

11. sown--to spring forth abundantly for such, who alone can and well may rejoice in the holy government of their sovereign Lord (compare Psalms 30:4 , 32:11 ).