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Psalm 97 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The Majestic King
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The LORD reigns! Let the earth rejoice;

let the many coasts and islands be glad.

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Clouds and total darkness surround him;

righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

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Fire goes before him

and burns up his foes on every side.

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His lightning lights up the world;

the earth sees and trembles.

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The mountains melt like wax

at the presence of the LORD  —

at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

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The heavens proclaim his righteousness;

all the peoples see his glory.

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All who serve carved images,

those who boast in idols, will be put to shame.

All the gods[fn] must worship him.

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Zion hears and is glad,

Judah’s villages[fn] rejoice

because of your judgments, LORD.

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For you, LORD,

are the Most High over the whole earth;

you are exalted above all the gods.

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You who love the LORD, hate evil!

He protects the lives of his faithful ones;

he rescues them from the power of the wicked.

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Light dawns[fn][fn] for the righteous,

gladness for the upright in heart.

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Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones,

and give thanks to his holy name.[fn]

CSB Footnotes
LXX, Syr read All his angels ; Heb 1:6
Lit daughters
One Hb ms, LXX, some ancient versions read rises to shine ; Ps 112:4
Lit Light is sown
Lit to the memory of his holiness

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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