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Psalm 95 Psalm 97-99 (New American Standard Bible)

Psalm 95

Praise to the Lord, and Warning against Unbelief.

95 O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord,
Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with [a]thanksgiving,
Let us shout joyfully to Him with [b]psalms.
For the Lord is a great God
And a great King above all gods,
In whose hand are the depths of the earth,
The peaks of the mountains are His also.
[c]The sea is His, for it was He who made it,
And His hands formed the dry land.

Come, let us worship and bow down,
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For He is our God,
And we are the people of His [d]pasture and the sheep of His hand.
Today, [e]if you would hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts, as at [f]Meribah,
As in the day of [g]Massah in the wilderness,
“When your fathers tested Me,
They tried Me, though they had seen My work.
10 “For forty years I loathed that generation,
And said they are a people who err in their heart,
And they do not know My ways.
11 “Therefore I swore in My anger,
Truly they shall not enter into My rest.”

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 95:2 Or a song of thanksgiving
  2. Psalm 95:2 Or songs (with instrumental accompaniment)
  3. Psalm 95:5 Lit Who has the sea
  4. Psalm 95:7 Lit pasturing
  5. Psalm 95:7 Or O that you would obey
  6. Psalm 95:8 Or place of strife
  7. Psalm 95:8 Or temptation
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Psalm 97-99

The Lord’s Power and Dominion.

97 The Lord [a]reigns, let the earth rejoice;
Let the many [b]islands be glad.
Clouds and thick darkness surround Him;
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
Fire goes before Him
And burns up His adversaries round about.
His lightnings lit up the world;
The earth saw and trembled.
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the Lord,
At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
The heavens declare His righteousness,
And all the peoples have seen His glory.

Let all those be ashamed who serve graven images,
Who boast themselves of idols;
[c]Worship Him, all you [d]gods.
Zion [e]heard this and was glad,
And the daughters of Judah have rejoiced
Because of Your judgments, O Lord.
For You are the Lord Most High over all the earth;
You are exalted far above all [f]gods.

10 Hate evil, you who love the Lord,
Who preserves the souls of His godly ones;
He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11 Light is sown like seed for the righteous
And gladness for the upright in heart.
12 Be glad in the Lord, you righteous ones,
And give thanks [g]to His holy name.

A Call to Praise the Lord for His Righteousness.

A Psalm.

98 O sing to the Lord a new song,
For He has done wonderful things,
His right hand and His holy arm have [h]gained the victory for Him.
The Lord has made known His salvation;
He has revealed His [i]righteousness in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel;
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;
Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises.
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
With the lyre and the [j]sound of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
Shout joyfully before the King, the Lord.

Let the sea roar and [k]all it contains,
The world and those who dwell in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
Let the mountains sing together for joy
Before the Lord, for He is coming to judge the earth;
He will judge the world with righteousness
And the peoples with [l]equity.

Praise to the Lord for His Fidelity to Israel.

99 The Lord reigns, let the peoples tremble;
He [m]is enthroned above the cherubim, let the earth shake!
The Lord [n]is great in Zion,
And He is exalted above all the peoples.
Let them praise Your great and awesome name;
Holy is [o]He.
The [p]strength of the King loves [q]justice;
You have established [r]equity;
You have executed [s]justice and righteousness in Jacob.
[t]Exalt the Lord our God
And worship at His footstool;
Holy is He.

Moses and Aaron were among His priests,
And Samuel was among those who called on His name;
They called upon the Lord and He answered them.
He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud;
They kept His testimonies
And the statute that He gave them.
O Lord our God, You answered them;
You were a forgiving God to them,
And yet an avenger of their evil deeds.
Exalt the Lord our God
And worship at His holy hill,
For holy is the Lord our God.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 97:1 Or has assumed Kingship
  2. Psalm 97:1 Or coastlands
  3. Psalm 97:7 Or All the gods have worshiped Him
  4. Psalm 97:7 Or supernatural powers
  5. Psalm 97:8 Or possibly hears and is glad
  6. Psalm 97:9 Or supernatural powers
  7. Psalm 97:12 Lit for the memory of His holiness
  8. Psalm 98:1 Or accomplished salvation
  9. Psalm 98:2 I.e. faithfulness to His gracious promises
  10. Psalm 98:5 Or voice of song (accompanied by music)
  11. Psalm 98:7 Lit its fullness
  12. Psalm 98:9 Or uprightness
  13. Psalm 99:1 Lit sits
  14. Psalm 99:2 Or in Zion is great
  15. Psalm 99:3 Or it
  16. Psalm 99:4 Or You have established in equity the strength of the King who loves justice
  17. Psalm 99:4 Or judgment
  18. Psalm 99:4 Or uprightness
  19. Psalm 99:4 Or judgment
  20. Psalm 99:5 The verb is plural
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