Psalm 97-99 Young’s Literal Translation

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The LORD's Dominion and Power

97 1  Jehovah hath reigned, The earth is joyful, many isles rejoice. 2  Cloud and darkness 'are' round about Him, Righteousness and judgment the basis of His throne. 3  Fire before Him goeth, And burneth round about His adversaries. 4  Lightened have His lightnings the world, The earth hath seen, and is pained. 5  Hills, like wax, melted before Jehovah, Before the Lord of all the earth. 6  The heavens declared His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His honour. 7  Ashamed are all servants of a graven image, Those boasting themselves in idols, Bow yourselves to him, all ye gods.

8  Zion hath heard and rejoiceth, And daughters of Judah are joyful, Because of Thy judgments, O Jehovah. 9  For Thou, Jehovah, 'art' Most High over all the earth, Greatly Thou hast been exalted over all gods. 10  Ye who love Jehovah, hate evil, He is keeping the souls of His saints, From the hand of the wicked he delivereth them. 11  Light 'is' sown for the righteous, And for the upright of heart—joy. 12  Rejoice, ye righteous, in Jehovah, And give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness!

Praise for God's Righteousness

98 1  Sing ye to Jehovah a new song, For wonders He hath done, Given salvation to Him hath His right hand and His holy arm. 2  Jehovah hath made known His salvation, Before the eyes of the nations, He hath revealed His righteousness, 3  He hath remembered His kindness, And His faithfulness to the house of Israel, All ends of earth have seen the salvation of our God.

4  Shout to Jehovah, all the earth, Break forth, and cry aloud, and sing. 5  Sing to Jehovah with harp, With harp, and voice of praise, 6  With trumpets, and voice of a cornet, Shout ye before the king Jehovah. 7  Roar doth the sea and its fulness, The world and the inhabitants in it. 8  Floods clap hand, together hills cry aloud, 9  Before Jehovah, For He hath come to judge the earth, He judgeth the world in righteousness, And the people in uprightness!

The LORD's Faithfulness to Israel

99 1  Jehovah hath reigned, peoples tremble, The Inhabitant of the cherubs, the earth shaketh. 2  Jehovah in Zion 'is' great, And high He 'is' over all the peoples. 3  They praise Thy name, 'Great, and fearful, holy 'it' is.' 4  And the strength of the king Hath loved judgment, Thou—Thou hast established uprightness; Judgment and righteousness in Jacob, Thou—Thou hast done. 5  Exalt ye Jehovah our God, And bow yourselves at His footstool, holy 'is' He.

6  Moses and Aaron among His priests, And Samuel among those proclaiming His name. They are calling unto Jehovah, And He doth answer them. 7  In a pillar of cloud He speaketh unto them, They have kept His testimonies, And the statute He hath given to them. 8  O Jehovah, our God, Thou hast afflicted them, A God forgiving Thou hast been to them, And taking vengeance on their actions. 9  Exalt ye Jehovah our God, And bow yourselves at His holy hill, For holy 'is' Jehovah our God!

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