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Psalm 99 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Our Lord Is King

99 Our Lord, you are King!
    You rule from your throne
above the winged creatures,[a]
    as people tremble
    and the earth shakes.
You are praised in Zion,
    and you control all nations.
Only you are God!
    And your power alone,
    so great and fearsome,
    is worthy of praise.
You are our mighty King,[b]
    a lover of fairness,
    who sees that justice is done
    everywhere in Israel.
Our Lord and our God,
    we praise you
    and kneel down to worship you,
    the God of holiness!

Moses and Aaron were two
    of your priests.
Samuel was also one of those
    who prayed in your name,
    and you, our Lord,
    answered their prayers.
You spoke to them
from a thick cloud,
    and they obeyed your laws.

Our Lord and our God,
you answered their prayers
    and forgave their sins,
    but when they did wrong,
    you punished them.
We praise you, Lord God,
    and we worship you
at your sacred mountain.
    Only you are God!


  1. 99.1 winged creatures: See the note at 80.1.
  2. 99.4 You. . . King: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.

Psalm 99 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 99

The Lord reigns,
    let the nations tremble;
he sits enthroned between the cherubim,
    let the earth shake.
Great is the Lord in Zion;
    he is exalted over all the nations.
Let them praise your great and awesome name
    he is holy.

The King is mighty, he loves justice
    you have established equity;
in Jacob you have done
    what is just and right.
Exalt the Lord our God
    and worship at his footstool;
    he is holy.

Moses and Aaron were among his priests,
    Samuel was among those who called on his name;
they called on the Lord
    and he answered them.
He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud;
    they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them.

Lord our God,
    you answered them;
you were to Israel a forgiving God,
    though you punished their misdeeds.[a]
Exalt the Lord our God
    and worship at his holy mountain,
    for the Lord our God is holy.


  1. Psalm 99:8 Or God, / an avenger of the wrongs done to them
New International Version (NIV)

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