Psalms 97:1

“The Lord raigneth, let the earth reioyce: let the multitude of Isles bee glad thereof.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad [thereof].
- King James Version

The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; Let the many islands be glad.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah reigneth; let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord is King, let the earth have joy; let all the sea-lands be glad.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah reigneth: let the earth be glad, let the many isles rejoice.
- Darby Bible

The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh reigns! Let the earth rejoice! Let the multitude of islands be glad!
- World English Bible

Jehovah hath reigned, The earth is joyful, many isles rejoice.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 97:1


97:1 Isles - The Gentile nations, as this word, used #Isa 42:4|, is expounded, #Matt 12:21|.


Discussion for Psalms 97

  • Rev. Rodney Quesenberry
    The last verse says give thanks at the remembrance of His Holiness. Unless we know holiness,we can’t give thanks for it. The Word says be ye Holy as He is Holy. It’s not something we do but what He does in us by His Spirit. He makes us Holy after the purging of the carnal nature we were born with, by the Holy Ghost. Hebrews 12 says without Holiness no one shall see God. Thank you Lord for Holiness
  • Hazel
    Thank you Lord for your gift of love
  • BSP
    Verse 10 tells us to hate what is evil or bad from God's standpoint. This takes effort because bad things may appeal to our fallen flesh.
  • Geraldine cole
    God is all ways right Never Wrong!
  • Adelle Shemwell
    Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty. We praise you, O Lord.
  • Lena
    I love and notice the many parts of the Bible that speak of creation, nature, and or God sovereign hand and rule in it! It 's just one more evidence that Jah is the one true God over all the earth and the Bible is His Word. No other religious book speaks so much about nature and creation from the Creators stand point. Or

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