Psalms 97:1

“The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Lord raigneth, let the earth reioyce: let the multitude of Isles bee glad thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • 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
  • Jul
    pictorial expresessions present here. Where God 's kingdom 's authority presides, we encounter happiness in many places. As a lofty mountaintop will tend to be ringed by mists and clouds, so the place where righteousness and justice are given permanence is lofty, exalted.We see fire, lightnings, hills softening and eroding, something visible of the divine righteousness and its glory kids displaying joy when God 's judgments govern...
    the psalmist in verse 1 was showing how good is our GOD the ruler who rules with justice righteousness love goodness mercy forgiveness and all qualities and that s why he said let the earth rejoice

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