New American Standard Bible
The Lord’s Power and Dominion.
97 (A)The Lord [a]reigns, may the (B)earth rejoice;
May the many [b](C)islands be joyful.
2 (D)Clouds and thick darkness surround Him;
(E)Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
3 (F)Fire goes before Him
And (G)burns up His enemies all around.
4 His (H)lightning lit up the world;
The earth saw it and (I)trembled.
5 The mountains (J)melted like wax at the presence of the Lord,
At the presence of the (K)Lord of the whole earth.
6 The (L)heavens declare His righteousness,
And (M)all the peoples have seen His glory.
7 May all those be ashamed who serve (N)carved images,
Who boast in (O)idols;
[c](P)Worship Him, all you [d]gods.
8 Zion [e]heard this and (Q)was joyful,
And the daughters of Judah have rejoiced
Because of Your judgments, Lord.
9 For You are the Lord (R)Most High over all the earth;
You are exalted far (S)above all [f]gods.
10 (T)Hate evil, you who love the Lord,
Who (U)watches over the souls of His godly ones;
He (V)saves them from the hand of the wicked.
11 (W)Light is sown like seed for the righteous,
And (X)gladness for the upright in heart.
12 Be (Y)joyful in the Lord, you righteous ones,
And (Z)praise [g]the mention of His holy name.
A Call to Praise the Lord for His Righteousness.
98 Sing a (AA)new song to the Lord,
For He has done (AB)wonderful things,
His (AC)right hand and His (AD)holy arm have [h]gained the victory for Him.
2 (AE)The Lord has made His salvation known;
He has (AF)revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.
3 He has (AG)remembered His graciousness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel;
(AH)All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
4 (AI)Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;
(AJ)Be cheerful and sing for joy and sing praises.
5 Sing praises to the Lord with the (AK)lyre,
With the lyre and the [i](AL)sound of melody.
6 With (AM)trumpets and the sound of the horn
(AN)Shout joyfully before (AO)the King, the Lord.
7 May the (AP)sea roar and [j]all it contains,
The (AQ)world and those who dwell in it.
8 May the (AR)rivers clap their hands,
May the (AS)mountains sing together for joy
9 Before the Lord, for He is coming to (AT)judge the earth;
He will judge the world with righteousness
And (AU)the peoples with fairness.
Praise to the Lord for His Faithfulness to Israel.
99 (AV)The Lord reigns, [k]the peoples tremble!
He (AW)sits enthroned above the cherubim, [l]the earth quakes!
2 The Lord [m]is (AX)great in Zion,
And He is (AY)exalted above all the peoples.
3 May they praise Your (AZ)great and awesome name;
(BA)Holy is [n]He.
4 The [o]strength of the King (BB)loves [p]justice;
You have established [q](BC)order;
You have (BD)executed [r]justice and righteousness in Jacob.
5 [s](BE)Exalt the Lord our God
And (BF)worship at His footstool;
(BG)Holy is He.
6 (BH)Moses and Aaron were among His (BI)priests,
And (BJ)Samuel was among those who (BK)called on His name;
They (BL)called upon the Lord and He answered them.
7 He (BM)spoke to them in the pillar of cloud;
They (BN)kept His testimonies
And the statute that He gave them.
8 Lord our God, You (BO)answered them;
You were a (BP)forgiving God to them,
And yet an (BQ)avenger of their evil deeds.
9 Exalt the Lord our God
And worship at His holy hill,
For the Lord our God is holy.
- Psalm 97:1 Or has assumed Kingship
- Psalm 97:1 Or coastlands
- Psalm 97:7 Or All the gods have worshiped Him
- Psalm 97:7 Or supernatural powers
- Psalm 97:8 Or possibly hears and is glad
- Psalm 97:9 Or supernatural powers
- Psalm 97:12 Lit for the memory of His holiness
- Psalm 98:1 Or accomplished salvation
- Psalm 98:5 Or voice of song (accompanied by music)
- Psalm 98:7 Lit its fullness
- Psalm 99:1 Or let the
- Psalm 99:1 Or let the...quake
- Psalm 99:2 Or in Zion is great
- Psalm 99:3 Or it
- Psalm 99:4 Or You have established in equity the strength of the King who loves justice
- Psalm 99:4 Or judgment
- Psalm 99:4 Or uprightness
- Psalm 99:4 Or judgment
- Psalm 99:5 The verb is plural