Psalm 97
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Let the Multitude of Islands Be Glad!

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1The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.1The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!1The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; Let the many islands be glad.1The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.1The LORD reigns! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coasts and islands be glad.
2Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.2Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.2Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.2Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.2Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
3Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.3Fire goes before him and burns up his adversaries all around.3Fire goes before Him And burns up His adversaries round about.3A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.3Fire goes before Him and burns up His foes on every side.
4His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.4His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.4His lightnings lit up the world; The earth saw and trembled.4His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.4His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
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5The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.5The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.5The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.5The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.5The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD-- at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.
6The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all peoples see his glory.6The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.6The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory.6The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.6The heavens proclaim His righteousness; all the peoples see His glory.
7All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- worship him, all you gods!7All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in worthless idols; worship him, all you gods!7Let all those be ashamed who serve graven images, Who boast themselves of idols; Worship Him, all you gods.7Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.7All who serve carved images, those who boast in idols, will be put to shame. All the gods must worship Him.
8Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, LORD.8Zion hears and is glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoice, because of your judgments, O LORD.8Zion heard this and was glad, And the daughters of Judah have rejoiced Because of Your judgments, O LORD.8Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.8Zion hears and is glad, and the towns of Judah rejoice because of Your judgments, LORD.
9For you, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.9For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.9For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.9For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.9For You, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; You are exalted above all the gods.
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10Let 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.10O you who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.10Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.10Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.10You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of His godly ones; He rescues them from the power of the wicked.
11Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.11Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.11Light is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart.11Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.11Light dawns for the righteous, gladness for the upright in heart.
12Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.12Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!12Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones, And give thanks to His holy name.12Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.12Be glad in Yahweh, you righteous ones, and praise His holy name.



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