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Psalms 97 - NIV

1
The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad;
let the distant shores rejoice.

2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

3 Fire goes before him
and consumes his foes on every side.

4 His lightning lights up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.

5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
before the Lord of all the earth.

6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all peoples see his glory.

7

All who worship images are put to shame,
those who boast in idols—
worship him, all you gods!

8

Zion hears and rejoices
and the villages of Judah are glad
because of your judgments, Lord.

9 For you, Lord, are the Most High over all the earth;
you are exalted far above all gods.

10 Let those who love the Lord hate evil,
for he guards the lives of his faithful ones
and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

11 Light shines[a] on the righteous
and joy on the upright in heart.

12 Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous,
and praise his holy name.


Footnotes

a. Psalms 97:11 One Hebrew manuscript and ancient versions (see also 112:4); most Hebrew manuscripts Light is sown


Sermons on Psalms 97 More sermons: Psalms 97

Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Psalm of Proclamation
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Oct, 2014
Summary: Light dawns for the righteous, and joy is sown for the upright in heart (Psalm 97:11).
Steve Shepherd avatar
Those Who Love The Lord
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Jun, 2013
Summary: If we love the Lord as we should what will happen to us? 1- God will guard our lives 2- God will shed light on us 3- God will bring joy to our hearts
based on 82 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 97:10-12
Views: 23,863
Samuel Fulkerson avatar
The Wrap and the Woof
Shared by: Samuel Fulkerson on Apr, 2013
Summary: I have heard it said: “living for God easy is hard; living for God hard is easy.” It is the difference between getting in the boat and setting down and standing on the edge and trying not to fall out. The latter isn’t a question of ‘if’ you fall out, it
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 97:9-12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 529
Charlie Roberts avatar
You're The Best Thing, that ever happened to me!
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Sep, 2012
Summary: I don’t know how anyone could make it, or would want to go through this life without Him, but yet people attempt to do so everyday.
Matthew Kratz avatar
Rejoice in the Lord
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Dec, 2011
Summary: 1) Let the Earth by Joyful (Psalm 97:1–6). 2) Let the People be Joyful (Psalm 97:7–9). 3) Let the Righteous be Joyful (Psalm 97:10–12).
Series: Advent
Scripture: Psalms 97:1-12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,478
William D. Brown avatar
Let everything praise the LORD
Shared by: William D. Brown on Nov, 2010
Summary: We’re going to talk for a little while on, “praising the Lord” and He is surely worthy to be praised, in fact He is the Only One that is worthy to receive praise because He and He alone is the only Wise and True God. We often make appreciative comments a
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 97:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,672
Alvin Hathaway, Sr. avatar
Love the Lord
Shared by: Alvin Hathaway, Sr. on Mar, 2009
Summary: You love the LOrd when you rejoice in awe of his awesome power, when you recognize his righteousness, and when you remember his holiness.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 97:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,329
Ralph Andrus avatar
See The Glory
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Sep, 2008
Summary: Contemplating the vastness of space and answering the question whether we are alone in the universe the reason for the stars.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 97:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 482
Dave Kinney avatar
Fixed In Heaven, Focused On Humanity
Shared by: Dave Kinney on Jul, 2008
Summary: Think about it, the creator of the majestic heavens is also the creator of man’s heart! Talk about reigning intimate in our lives!From God’s fixed place in heaven, He can powerfully fix anything broken in the human heart!
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 97:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,159
William D. Brown avatar
LET EVERY THING PRAISE THE LORD
Shared by: William D. Brown on Mar, 2008
Summary: Let every thing praise the Lord
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 97:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 944
Kevin Higgins avatar
Our God Reigns
Shared by: Kevin Higgins on Aug, 2007
Summary: We can praise God because He reigns over all
based on 25 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,753
Bo Dunford avatar
You Need More Hate In Your Life - Part 1
Shared by: Bo Dunford on Jan, 2007
Summary: There are some things the Bible says we should hate. They’re the same things that God hates.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Ruth 1:1 Psalms 97:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,774
Bo Dunford avatar
You Need More Hate In Your Life - Part 2
Shared by: Bo Dunford on Jan, 2007
Summary: There are some things the Bible says we should hate. They’re the same things that God hates.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 97:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 821
Charles Salmon avatar
God Is In the Driver's Seat
Shared by: Charles Salmon on Mar, 2006
Summary: God is in life’s driver’s seat, He knows where He is taking us, and we will finally reach our destination.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 97:1
Views: 2,201
Gregory DeLong avatar
Our Just God
Shared by: Gregory DeLong on Feb, 2003
Summary: A focus on the just character of God.
Series: Knowing God
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 97:2
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 972
Ken Peters avatar
Going to the House of God
Shared by: Ken Peters on Oct, 2002
Summary: A sermon introducing people to awesomeness of God.
based on 23 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 965
Paul Apple avatar
THE REIGN OF A HOLY GOD
Shared by: Paul Apple on Oct, 2000
Summary: THE REIGN OF A HOLY GOD MAKES THE RIGHTEOUS GLAD AND THE WICKED TREMBLE
based on 40 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 97:1-12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,060
Dan Erickson avatar
KEEPING (A GODLY) PERSPECTIVE
Shared by: Dan Erickson on Nov, 2000
Summary: Since we know God is sovereign we don't have to worry in times of trouble (1 week after presidential election chaos)
based on 44 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,529