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Psalm 97 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The LORDS Power and Dominion.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:1 - The LORD [fn]reigns, may the earth rejoice;
May the many [fn]islands be joyful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:2 - Clouds and thick darkness surround Him;
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:3 - Fire goes before Him
And burns up His enemies all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:4 - His lightning lit up the world;
The earth saw it and trembled.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:5 - The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD,
At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:6 - The heavens declare His righteousness,
And all the peoples have seen His glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:7 - May all those be ashamed who serve carved images,
Who boast in idols;
[fn]Worship Him, all you [fn]gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:8 - Zion [fn]heard this and was joyful,
And the daughters of Judah have rejoiced
Because of Your judgments, LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:9 - For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth;
You are exalted far above all [fn]gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:10 - Hate evil, you who love the LORD,
Who watches over the souls of His godly ones;
He saves them from the hand of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:11 - Light is sown like seed for the righteous,
And gladness for the upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:12 - Be joyful in the LORD, you righteous ones,
And praise [fn]the mention of His holy name.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or has assumed Kingship
Or coastlands
Or All the gods have worshiped Him
Or supernatural powers
Or possibly hears and is glad
Or supernatural powers
Lit for the memory of His holiness

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