The LORD's Dominion and Power

971 The Lord is King, let the earth have joy; let all the sea-lands be glad. 2 Dark clouds are round him; his kingdom is based on righteousness and right judging. 3 Fire goes before him, burning up all those who are against him round about. 4 His bright flames give light to the world; the earth saw it with fear. 5 The mountains became like wax at the coming of the Lord, at the coming of the Lord of all the earth. 6 The heavens gave out the news of his righteousness, and all the people saw his glory. 7 Shamed be all those who give worship to images, and take pride in false gods; give him worship, all you gods.

8 Zion gave ear and was glad; and the daughters of Judah were full of joy, because of your decisions, O Lord. 9 For you, Lord, are most high over the earth; you are lifted up over all other gods. 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. 11 Light is shining on the lovers of righteousness, and for the upright in heart there is joy. 12 Be glad in the Lord, you upright men; praising the memory of his holy name.

Praise for God's Righteousness

981 O make a new song to the Lord, because he has done works of wonder; with his right hand, and with his holy arm, he has overcome. 2 The Lord has given to all the knowledge of his salvation; he has made clear his righteousness in the eyes of the nations. 3 He has kept in mind his mercy and his unchanging faith to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

4 Let all the earth send out a glad cry to the Lord; sounding with a loud voice, and praising him with songs of joy. 5 Make melody to the Lord with instruments of music; with a corded instrument and the voice of song. 6 With wind instruments and the sound of the horn, make a glad cry before the Lord, the King. 7 Let the sea be thundering, with all its waters; the world, and all who are living in it; 8 Let the streams make sounds of joy with their hands; let the mountains be glad together, 9 Before the Lord, for he has come as judge of the earth; judging the world in righteousness, and giving true decisions for the peoples.

The LORD's Faithfulness to Israel

991 The Lord is King; let the peoples be in fear: his seat is on the winged ones; let the earth be moved. 2 The Lord is great in Zion; he is high over all the nations. 3 Let them give praise to your name, for it is great and to be feared; holy is he. 4 The king's power is used for righteousness; you give true decisions, judging rightly in the land of Jacob. 5 Give high honour to the Lord our God, worshipping at his feet; holy is he.

6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among those who gave honour to his name; they made prayers to the Lord, and he gave answers to them. 7 His voice came to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his witness, and the law which he gave them. 8 You gave them an answer, O Lord our God; you took away their sin, though you gave them punishment for their wrongdoing. 9 Give high honour to the Lord our God, worshipping with your faces turned to his holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy.

Personal Greetings

161 It is my desire to say a good word for Phoebe, who is a servant of the church in Cenchreae: 2 That you will take her in kindly, after the way of the saints, as one who is the Lord's, and give her help in anything in which she may have need of you: because she has been a help to a great number and to myself. 3 Give my love to Prisca and Aquila, workers with me in Christ Jesus, 4 Who for my life put their necks in danger; to whom not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are in debt: 5 And say a kind word to the church which is in their house. Give my love to my dear Epaenetus, who is the first fruit of Asia to Christ. 6 Give my love to Mary, who gave much care to you. 7 Give my love to Andronicus and Junia, my relations, who were in prison with me, who are noted among the Apostles, and who were in Christ before me. 8 Give my love to Ampliatus, who is dear to me in the Lord, 9 Give my love to Urbanus, a worker in Christ with us, and to my dear Stachys. 10 Give my love to Apelles, who has the approval of Christ. Say a kind word to those who are of the house of Aristobulus. 11 Give my love to Herodion, my relation. Say a kind word to those of the house of Narcissus, who are in the Lord. 12 Give my love to Tryphaena and Tryphosa, workers in the Lord. Give my love to my dear Persis, who did much work in the Lord. 13 Give my love to Rufus, one of the Lord's selection, and to his mother and mine. 14 Give my love to Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers who are with them. 15 Give my love to Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them. 16 Give one another a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send their love to you.

17 Now, it is my desire, brothers, that you will take note of those who are causing division and trouble among you, quite against the teaching which was given to you: and keep away from them. 18 For such people are not servants of the Lord Christ, but of their stomachs; and by their smooth and well-said words the hearts of those who have no knowledge of evil are tricked. 19 For all have knowledge of how you do what you are ordered. For this reason I have joy in you, but it is my desire that you may be wise in what is good, and without knowledge of evil. 20 And the God of peace will be crushing Satan under your feet before long. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

21 Timothy, who is working with me, sends his love to you, so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my relations. 22 I, Tertius, who have done the writing of this letter, send love in the Lord. 23 Gaius, with whom I am living, whose house is open to all the church, sends his love, so does Erastus, the manager of the accounts of the town, and Quartus, the brother. 24 []

Concluding Doxology

25 Now to him who is able to make you strong in agreement with the good news which I gave you and the preaching of Jesus Christ, in the light of the revelation of that secret which has been kept through times eternal, 26 But is now made clear; and by the writings of the prophets, by the order of the eternal God, the knowledge of it has been given to all the nations, so that they may come under the rule of the faith; 27 To the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory for ever. So be it.