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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 97

上帝是至高的统治者

1耶和华掌权,大地要欢欣!
众海岛要快乐!
密云和黑暗环绕在祂周围,
公义和公平是祂宝座的根基。
烈火做祂的先锋,
烧灭祂周围的仇敌。
祂的闪电照亮世界,
大地因此而战抖。
在天下之主耶和华面前,
群山如蜡熔化。
诸天述说祂的公义,
万民瞻仰祂的荣耀。
愿一切祭拜神像,
以神像夸口的人都蒙羞。
所有的神明啊,
你们都要向耶和华下拜。
耶和华啊,听见你的审判,
锡安就欢喜,
犹大的城邑就快乐。
因为你耶和华是普天下的至高者,
凌驾于万神之上。
10 爱耶和华的人都要憎恨罪恶,
因为祂保护敬虔人的生命,
从恶人手中拯救他们。
11 光照亮义人,
正直人心中有喜乐。
12 你们义人要以耶和华为乐,
称谢祂的圣名。