Psalm 97 NIV

1 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.

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2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

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3 Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.

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4 His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.

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5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

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6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all peoples see his glory.

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7 All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols— worship him, all you gods!

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8 Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, LORD.

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9 For you, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.

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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.

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11 Light shinesa on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

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    • Ř 97:11 - One Hebrew manuscript and ancient versions (see also 112:4); most Hebrew manuscripts "Light is sown"
      12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.

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      • a 97:11 - One Hebrew manuscript and ancient versions (see also 112:4); most Hebrew manuscripts "Light is sown"