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Psalm 97:1–2

The Lord Reigns

97 xThe Lord reigns, ylet the earth rejoice;

let the many zcoastlands be glad!

aClouds and thick darkness are all around him;

brighteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

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Psalm 97:1–2 — The New International Version (NIV)

The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad;

let the distant shores rejoice.

Clouds and thick darkness surround him;

righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Psalm 97:1–2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice;

Let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.

Clouds and darkness are round about him:

Righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

Psalm 97:1–2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The Lord is king!

Let the earth rejoice!

Let the farthest coastlands be glad.

Dark clouds surround him.

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Psalm 97:1–2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

The Lord reigns;

Let the earth rejoice;

Let the multitude of isles be glad!

Clouds and darkness surround Him;

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.

Psalm 97:1–2 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord is king. Let the earth rejoice;

faraway lands should be glad.

Thick, dark clouds surround him.

His kingdom is built on what is right and fair.

Psalm 97:1–2 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Jehovah reigneth; let the earth rejoice;

Let the multitude of isles be glad.

Clouds and darkness are round about him:

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Psalm 97:1–2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Jehovah reigneth: let the earth be glad, let the many isles rejoice. Clouds and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the foundation of his throne.

Psalm 97:1–2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The Lord rules as king.

Let the earth rejoice.

Let all the islands be joyful.

Clouds and darkness surround him.

Righteousness and justice are the foundations of his throne.

Psalm 97:1–2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Lord reigns! Let the earth rejoice;

let the many coasts and islands be glad.

Clouds and thick darkness surround Him;

righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.

Psalm 97:1–2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice;

let the many coastlands be glad!

Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;

righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Psalm 97:1–2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Yahweh is king! Let the earth rejoice;

let many coastlands be glad.

Cloud and thick darkness are surrounding him;

righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Psalm 97:1–2 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

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.

Psalm 97:1–2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice;

Let the many islands be glad.

Clouds and thick darkness surround Him;

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.