The Message

Psalm 99

11-3 God rules. On your toes, everybody!
He rules from his angel throne—take notice!
God looms majestic in Zion,
He towers in splendor over all the big names.
Great and terrible your beauty: let everyone praise you!
    Holy. Yes, holy.

4-5 Strong King, lover of justice,
You laid things out fair and square;
You set down the foundations in Jacob,
Foundation stones of just and right ways.
Honor God, our God; worship his rule!
    Holy. Yes, holy.

6-9 Moses and Aaron were his priests,
Samuel among those who prayed to him.
They prayed to God and he answered them;
He spoke from the pillar of cloud.
And they did what he said; they kept the law he gave them.
And then God, our God, answered them
(But you were never soft on their sins).
Lift high God, our God; worship at his holy mountain.
    Holy. Yes, holy is God our God.

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.