New International Reader's Version

Psalm 97

Psalm 97

The Lord rules. Let the earth be glad.
    Let countries that are far away be full of joy.

Clouds and thick darkness surround him.
    His rule is built on what is right and fair.
The Lord sends fire ahead of him.
    It burns up his enemies all around him.
His lightning lights up the world.
    The earth sees it and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax when the Lord is near.
    He is the Lord of the whole earth.
The heavens announce that what he does is right.
    All people everywhere see his glory.

All who worship statues of gods or brag about them are put to shame.
    All you gods, worship the Lord!

Zion hears about it and is filled with joy.
    Lord, the villages of Judah are glad
    because of how you judge.
Lord, you are the Most High God.
    You rule over the whole earth.
    You are honored much more than all gods.

10 Let those who love the Lord hate evil.
    He guards the lives of those who are faithful to him.
    He saves them from the power of sinful people.
11 Good things come to those who do what is right.
    Joy comes to those whose hearts are honest.
12 You who are godly, be glad because of what the Lord has done.
    Praise him, because his name is holy.

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Salme 97

Guds hellighed og magt

1Herren er konge, lad jorden juble!
    Lad de fjerne lande glæde sig!
Skyer og mørke omslutter ham,
    retfærdighed og ret er hans trones grundvold.
Foran ham kommer der en ild,
    som opbrænder alle hans fjender.
Hans lyn oplyser verden,
    jorden ser det og bæver.
Bjergene smelter af frygt foran ham,
    for han er den Almægtige, jordens Herre.
Himlene udråber hans godhed,
    folkene ser hans herlighed.
De, som beder til afguder, bliver til skamme,
    de praler af deres håbløse guder,
        men alle afguder bliver underlagt Herren.
Jerusalem skal høre det og glæde sig,
    Judas byer skal fryde sig,
        for du, Herre, er en retfærdig dommer.
Du er den højeste magt i verden,
    ingen guder kan måle sig med dig.

10 I, der elsker Herren, skal tage afstand fra det onde,
    for han beskytter dem, der adlyder ham,
        han redder dem ud af de gudløses kløer.
11 De retsindige oplever Guds lys,
    de oprigtige har grund til at glæde sig.
12 Glæd jer i Herren, I retskafne,
    lovsyng hans hellige navn.