Amplified Bible

Psalm 99

Praise to the Lord for His Fidelity to Israel.

1The Lord reigns, let the peoples tremble [with submissive wonder]!
He sits enthroned above the cherubim, let the earth shake!

The Lord is great in Zion,
And He is exalted and magnified above all the peoples.

Let them [reverently] praise Your great and awesome name;
Holy is He.

The strength of the King loves justice and righteous judgment;
You have established fairness;
You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob (Israel).

Exalt the Lord our God
And worship at His footstool;
Holy is He.


Moses and Aaron were among His priests,
And Samuel was among those who called on His name;
They called upon the Lord and He answered them.

He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud;
They kept His testimonies
And the statutes that He gave them.

You answered them, O Lord our God;
You were a forgiving God to them,
And yet an avenger of their evil practices.

Exalt the Lord our God
And worship at His holy hill [Zion, the temple mount],
For the Lord our God is holy.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 99

Psalm 99

The Lord rules.
    Let the nations tremble.
He sits on his throne between the cherubim.
    Let the earth shake.
Great is the Lord in Zion.
    He is honored over all the nations.
Let them praise his great and wonderful name.
    He is holy.

The King is mighty and loves justice.
    He has set up the rules for fairness.
He has done what is right and fair
    for the people of Jacob.
Honor the Lord our God.
    Worship at his feet.
    He is holy.

Moses and Aaron were two of his priests.
    Samuel was one of those who worshiped him.
They called out to the Lord.
    And he answered them.
He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud.
    They obeyed his laws and the orders he gave them.

Lord our God, you answered them.
    You showed Israel that you are a God who forgives.
    But when they did wrong, you punished them.
Honor the Lord our God.
    Worship at his holy mountain.
    The Lord our God is holy.