1 The Lord reigns! Let the earth be happy! Let the many coastlands rejoice!
1 The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
1 The LORD reigns! Let the earth rejoice! May many islands be glad!
2 Dark clouds surround him; equity and justice are the foundation of his throne.
2 (D)Clouds and thick darkness surround Him;(E)Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
2 Clouds and thick darkness surround Him;righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.(B)
2 Thick clouds are all around him; righteousness and justice are his throne's foundation.
3 Fire goes before him; on every side it burns up his enemies.
3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
3 Fire goes out from his presence to consume his enemies on every side.
4 His lightning bolts light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
4 His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
4 His lightning bolts light the world; the earth sees and shakes.
5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of the whole earth.
5 The mountains (J)melted like wax at the presence of the Lord,At the presence of the (K)Lord of the whole earth.
5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
5 The mountains melt like waxat the presence of the Lord—at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.(E)
5 Mountains melt like wax in the LORD's presence In the presence of the LORD of all the earth.
6 The sky declares his justice, and all the nations see his splendor.
6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
6 The heavens declare his righteousness so that all the nations see his glory.
7 All who worship idols are ashamed, those who boast about worthless idols. All the gods bow down before him.
7 Let all those be ashamed who serve (N)graven images,Who boast themselves of (O)idols;(c)(P)Worship Him, all you (d)gods.
7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.
7 All who serve carved images,those who boast in idols, will be put to shame.(H)All the gods(a) must worship Him.(I)
7 All who serve carved images and those who praise idols will be humiliated. Worship him, all you "gods"!
8 Zion hears and rejoices, the towns of Judah are happy, because of your judgments, O Lord.
8 Zion (e)heard this and (Q)was glad,And the daughters of Judah have rejoicedBecause of Your judgments, O Lord.
8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.
8 Zion hears and rejoices; the towns of Judah rejoice on account of your justice, LORD.
9 For you, O Lord, are the sovereign king over the whole earth; you are elevated high above all gods.
9 For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.
9 For you, LORD, are the Most High above all the earth; you are exalted high above all divine beings.
10 You who love the Lord, hate evil! He protects the lives of his faithful followers; he delivers them from the power of the wicked.
10 (T)Hate evil, you who love the Lord,Who (U)preserves the souls of His godly ones;He (V)delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
10 You who love the Lord, hate evil!(L)He protects the lives of His godly ones;(M)He rescues them from the power of the wicked.(N)
10 Hate evil, you who love the LORD! He guards the lives of those who love him, delivering them from domination by the wicked.
11 The godly bask in the light; the morally upright experience joy.
11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
11 Light shines on the righteous; gladness on the morally upright.
12 You godly ones, rejoice in the Lord! Give thanks to his holy name.
12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
12 Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous ones! Give thanks at the mention of his holiness! A psalm
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