Psalm 93-100

Psalm 93 1The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.

2Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity.

3The seas have lifted up, LORD, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.

4Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea— the LORD on high is mighty. 5Your statutes, LORD, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days.

Psalm 94 1The LORD is a God who avenges. O God who avenges, shine forth.

2Rise up, Judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve.

3How long, LORD, will the wicked, how long will the wicked be jubilant?

4They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers are full of boasting.

5They crush your people, LORD ; they oppress your inheritance.

6They slay the widow and the foreigner; they murder the fatherless.

7They say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob takes no notice.”

8Take notice, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise?

9Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?

10Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?

11The LORD knows all human plans; he knows that they are futile.

12Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law;

13you grant them relief from days of trouble, till a pit is dug for the wicked.

14For the LORD will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.

15Judgment will again be founded on righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it.

16Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?

17Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.

18When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.

19When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.

20Can a corrupt throne be allied with you— a throne that brings on misery by its decrees?

21The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.

22But the LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge. 23He will repay them for their sins and destroy them for their wickedness; the LORD our God will destroy them.

Psalm 95 1Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD ; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

2Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

3For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.

4In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.

5The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.

6Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;

7for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice,

8“Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, Meribah means quarreling. as you did that day at Massah Massah means testing. in the wilderness,

9where your ancestors tested me; they tried me, though they had seen what I did.

10For forty years I was angry with that generation; I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.’ 11So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ”

Psalm 96 1Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.

2Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.

3Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

4For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.

5For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.

6Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary.

7Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.

8Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts.

9Worship the LORD in the splendor of his Or Lord with the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.

10Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.” The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.

11Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it.

12Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. 13Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.

Psalm 97 1The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.

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

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

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

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

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

7All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols— worship him, all you gods!

8Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, LORD .

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

10Let 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.

11Light shines One Hebrew manuscript and ancient versions (see also 112:4); most Hebrew manuscripts Light is sown on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. 12Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.

Psalm 98 1A psalm. Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.

2The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations.

3He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

4Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music;

5make music to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing,

6with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn— shout for joy before the LORD, the King.

7Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.

8Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy; 9let them sing before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.

Psalm 99 1The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.

2Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations.

3Let them praise your great and awesome name— he is holy.

4The King is mighty, he loves justice— you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right.

5Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.

6Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the LORD and he answered them.

7He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them.

8LORD our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds. Or God, / an avenger of the wrongs done to them 9Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.

Psalm 100 1A psalm. For giving grateful praise. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

2Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

3Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his Or and not we ourselves ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 5For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.