Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
Let the multitude of isles
The Lord reigns! He is robed in majesty, the Lord is robed, he wears strength around his waist. Indeed, the world is established, it cannot be moved.
Say among the nations, "The Lord reigns! The world is established, it cannot be moved. He judges the nations fairly."
The Lord reigns! The nations tremble. He sits enthroned above the winged angels; the earth shakes.
Those who have been delivered will go up on Mount Zion in order to rule over Esau's mountain. Then the Lord will reign as King!
For he is the one about whom Isaiah the prophet had spoken: "The voice of one shouting in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make his paths straight.'"
may your kingdom come, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!"
He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves,
with these words: "We give you thanks, Lord God, the All-Powerful, the one who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and begun to reign.
Serve the Lord in fear! Repent in terror!
Shout out praises to the Lord, all the earth! Break out in a joyful shout and sing!
Shout for joy, O sky! Rejoice, O earth! Let the mountains give a joyful shout! For the Lord consoles his people and shows compassion to the oppressed.
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid! Listen carefully, for I proclaim to you good news that brings great joy to all the people:
Let the multitude of isles
From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to its language, according to their families, by their nations.
At that time the sovereign master will again lift his hand to reclaim the remnant of his people from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the seacoasts.
They lift their voices and shout joyfully; they praise the majesty of the Lord in the west.
The coastlands see and are afraid; the whole earth trembles; they approach and come.
He will not grow dim or be crushed before establishing justice on the earth; the coastlands will wait in anticipation for his decrees."
Listen to me, you coastlands! Pay attention, you people who live far away! The Lord summoned me from birth; he commissioned me when my mother brought me into the world.
I am ready to vindicate, I am ready to deliver, I will establish justice among the nations. The coastlands wait patiently for me; they wait in anticipation for the revelation of my power.
Indeed, the coastlands look eagerly for me, the large ships are in the lead, bringing your sons from far away, along with their silver and gold, to honor the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has bestowed honor on you.
I will perform a mighty act among them and then send some of those who remain to the nations -- to Tarshish, Pul, Lud (known for its archers), Tubal, Javan, and to the distant coastlands that have not heard about me or seen my splendor. They will tell the nations of my splendor.
The Lord will terrify them, for he will weaken all the gods of the earth. All the distant nations will worship the Lord in their own lands.
And again it says: "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people."