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Psalm 97 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Lord Reigns

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:1 - The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice;
let the many coastlands be glad!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:2 - Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:3 - Fire goes before him
and burns up his adversaries all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:4 - His lightnings light up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:5 - The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
before the Lord of all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:6 - The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all the peoples see his glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:7 - All worshipers of images are put to shame,
who make their boast in worthless idols;
worship him, all you gods!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:8 - Zion hears and is glad,
and the daughters of Judah rejoice,
because of your judgments, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:9 - For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth;
you are exalted far above all gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:10 - O you who love the LORD, hate evil!
He preserves the lives of his saints;
he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:11 - Light is sown[fn] for the righteous,
and joy for the upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:12 - Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy name!
ESV Footnotes
Most Hebrew manuscripts; one Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac, Jerome Light dawns

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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