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Psalm 99 Good News Translation (GNT)

God the Supreme King

99 The Lord is king,
    and the people tremble.
He sits on his throne above the winged creatures,
    and the earth shakes.
The Lord is mighty in Zion;
    he is supreme over all the nations.
Everyone will praise his great and majestic name.
    Holy is he!

Mighty king,[a] you love what is right;
    you have established justice in Israel;
    you have brought righteousness and fairness.
Praise the Lord our God;
    worship before his throne!
    Holy is he!

Moses and Aaron were his priests,
    and Samuel was one who prayed to him;
    they called to the Lord, and he answered them.
He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud;
    they obeyed the laws and commands that he gave them.

O Lord, our God, you answered your people;
    you showed them that you are a God who forgives,
    even though you punished them for their sins.
Praise the Lord our God,
    and worship at his sacred hill![b]
The Lord our God is holy.


  1. Psalm 99:4 Probable text Mighty king; Hebrew The might of the king.
  2. Psalm 99:9 See 2.6.
Good News Translation (GNT)

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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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Psalm 99 The Message (MSG)

99 1-3 God rules. On your toes, everybody!
He rules from his angel throne—take notice!
God looms majestic in Zion,
He towers in splendor over all the big names.
Great and terrible your beauty: let everyone praise you!
    Holy. Yes, holy.

4-5 Strong King, lover of justice,
You laid things out fair and square;
You set down the foundations in Jacob,
Foundation stones of just and right ways.
Honor God, our God; worship his rule!
    Holy. Yes, holy.

6-9 Moses and Aaron were his priests,
Samuel among those who prayed to him.
They prayed to God and he answered them;
He spoke from the pillar of cloud.
And they did what he said; they kept the law he gave them.
And then God, our God, answered them
(But you were never soft on their sins).
Lift high God, our God; worship at his holy mountain.
    Holy. Yes, holy is God our God.

The Message (MSG)

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