Psalm 99

The King Is Holy

The Lord reigns! Let the peoples tremble.
He is enthroned between the cherubim.(A)
Let the earth quake.(B)
The Lord is great in Zion;
he is exalted above all the peoples.(C)
Let them praise your great
and awe-inspiring name.(D)
He is holy.(E)

The mighty King loves justice.
You have established fairness;
you have administered justice
and righteousness in Jacob.(F)
Exalt the Lord our God;
bow in worship at his footstool.(G)
He is holy.(H)

Moses and Aaron were among his priests;(I)
Samuel also was among those calling on his name.
They called to the Lord and he answered them.(J)
He spoke to them in a pillar of cloud;(K)
they kept his decrees and the statutes he gave them.
Lord our God, you answered them.
You were a forgiving God to them,(L)
but an avenger of their sinful actions.(M)

Exalt the Lord our God;
bow in worship at his holy mountain,
for the Lord our God is holy.(N)

Psalm 99

The Lord reigns,(A)
    let the nations tremble;(B)
he sits enthroned(C) between the cherubim,(D)
    let the earth shake.
Great is the Lord(E) in Zion;(F)
    he is exalted(G) over all the nations.
Let them praise(H) your great and awesome name(I)
    he is holy.(J)

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

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

Lord our God,
    you answered them;
you were to Israel a forgiving God,(U)
    though you punished(V) 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