A Song of Praise and Worship
95 1 Come, let us sing aloud to Jehovah, let us shout for joy to the rock of our salvation; 2 Let us come before his face with thanksgiving; let us shout aloud unto him with psalms. 3 For Jehovah is a great God, and a great king above all gods. 4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also: 5 The sea is his, and he made it, and his hands formed the dry [land]. 6 Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before Jehovah our Maker.
7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. To-day if ye hear his voice, 8 Harden not your heart, as at Meribah, as [in] the day of Massah, in the wilderness; 9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. 10 Forty years was I grieved with the generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways; 11 So that I swore in mine anger, that they should not enter into my rest.
The LORD's Dominion and Power
97 1 Jehovah reigneth: let the earth be glad, let the many isles rejoice. 2 Clouds and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the foundation of his throne. 3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his adversaries round about. 4 His lightnings lightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled. 5 The mountains melted like wax at the presence of Jehovah, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. 6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory. 7 Ashamed be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols. Worship him, all ye gods.
8 Zion heard, and rejoiced; and the daughters of Judah were glad, because of thy judgments, O Jehovah. 9 For thou, Jehovah, art the Most High above all the earth; thou art exalted exceedingly above all gods. 10 Ye that love Jehovah, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints, he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. 11 Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. 12 Rejoice in Jehovah, ye righteous; and give thanks in remembrance of his holiness.
Praise for God's Righteousness
98 1 Sing ye unto Jehovah a new song: for he hath done wondrous things; his right hand and his holy arm hath wrought salvation for him. 2 Jehovah hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the nations. 3 He hath remembered his loving-kindness and his faithfulness toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
4 Shout aloud unto Jehovah, all the earth; break forth and shout for joy, and sing psalms. 5 Sing psalms unto Jehovah with the harp: with the harp, and the voice of a song; 6 With trumpets and sound of cornet, make a joyful noise before the King, Jehovah. 7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein; 8 Let the floods clap [their] hands; let the mountains sing for joy together, 9 Before Jehovah, for he cometh to judge the earth: he will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.
The LORD's Faithfulness to Israel
99 1 Jehovah reigneth: let the peoples tremble. He sitteth [between the] cherubim: let the earth be moved. 2 Jehovah is great in Zion, and he is high above all the peoples. 3 They shall praise thy great and terrible name,—it is holy!— 4 And the strength of the king that loveth justice. Thou hast established equity: it is thou that executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob. 5 Exalt Jehovah our God, and worship at his footstool. He is holy!
6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name: they called unto Jehovah, and he answered them. 7 He spoke unto them in the pillar of cloud: they kept his testimonies, and the statute that he gave them. 8 Jehovah, our God, thou answeredst them: a forgiving God wast thou unto them, though thou tookest vengeance of their doings. 9 Exalt Jehovah our God, and worship at the hill of his holiness; for holy is Jehovah our God.