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Psalms Chapter 97 Bible in Basic English

Psalms 97:1

The Lord is King, let the earth have joy; let all the sea-lands be glad.

Psalms 97:2

Dark clouds are round him; his kingdom is based on righteousness and right judging.

Psalms 97:3

Fire goes before him, burning up all those who are against him round about.

Psalms 97:4

His bright flames give light to the world; the earth saw it with fear.

Psalms 97:5

The mountains became like wax at the coming of the Lord, at the coming of the Lord of all the earth.

Psalms 97:6

The heavens gave out the news of his righteousness, and all the people saw his glory.

Psalms 97:7

Shamed be all those who give worship to images, and take pride in false gods; give him worship, all you gods.

Psalms 97:8

Zion gave ear and was glad; and the daughters of Judah were full of joy, because of your decisions, O Lord.

Psalms 97:9

For you, Lord, are most high over the earth; you are lifted up over all other gods.

Psalms 97:10

You who are lovers of the Lord, be haters of evil; he keeps the souls of his saints; he takes them out of the hand of sinners.

Psalms 97:11

Light is shining on the lovers of righteousness, and for the upright in heart there is joy.

Psalms 97:12

Be glad in the Lord, you upright men; praising the memory of his holy name.