Psalm 97 TNIV

1 The LORD reigns,1 let the earth be glad;2 let the distant shores3 rejoice.

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2 Clouds4 and thick darkness5 surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.6

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3 Fire7 goes before8 him and consumes9 his foes on every side.

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4 His lightning10 lights up the world; the earth11 sees and trembles.12

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5 The mountains melt13 like wax14 before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.15

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6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness,16 and all peoples see his glory.17

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7 All who worship images18 are put to shame,19 those who boast in idols20-- worship him,21 all you gods!22

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8 Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad23 because of your judgments,24 LORD.

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9 For you, LORD, are the Most High25 over all the earth;26 you are exalted27 far above all gods.

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10 Let those who love the LORD hate evil,28 for he guards29 the lives of his faithful ones30 and delivers31 them from the hand of the wicked.32

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11 Light shinesa33 on the righteous34 and joy on the upright in heart.35

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    • a 97:11 - One Hebrew manuscript and ancient versions (see also 112:4); most Hebrew manuscripts "Light is sown"
      12 Rejoice in the LORD,36 you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.37

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