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Psalm 97 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:1 - The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
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 consumes his foes on every side.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:4 - His lightning lights 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 peoples see his glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:7 - All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols— worship him, all you gods!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:8 - Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:9 - For you, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:10 - Let 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:11 - Light shines[fn] on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:12 - Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.
NIV Footnotes
One Hebrew manuscript and ancient versions (see also 112:4); most Hebrew manuscripts Light is sown

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