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The fourth book of Psalms, song 97, New English Translation and King James Version

Psalm 97

New English Translation

   1 The LORD reigns! Let the earth be happy! Let the many coastlands rejoice!
   2 Dark clouds surround him; equity and justice are the foundation of his throne.
   3 Fire goes before him; on every side it burns up his enemies.
   4 His lightning bolts light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
   5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the LORD of the whole earth.
   6 The sky declares his justice, and all the nations see his splendor.
   7 All who worship idols are ashamed, those who boast about worthless idols. All the gods bow down before him.
   8 Zion hears and rejoices, the towns of Judah are happy, because of your judgments, O LORD.
   9 For you, O LORD, are the sovereign king over the whole earth; you are elevated high above all gods.
   10 You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his faithful followers; he delivers them from the power of the wicked.
   11 The godly bask in the light; the morally upright experience joy.
   12 You godly ones, rejoice in the LORD! Give thanks to his holy name.

King James Version

   1 The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
   2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
   3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
   4 His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
   5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
   6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
   7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.
   8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.
   9 For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.
   10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
   11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
   12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

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