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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Psalms 97:1-12

97  Jehovah* himself has become king!+ Let the earth be joyful.+ Let the many islands* rejoice.+   Clouds and thick gloom are all around him;+ Righteousness and judgment are the established place of his throne.+   Before him a very fire goes,+ And it consumes his adversaries all around.+   His lightnings lighted up the productive land;+ The earth saw and came to be in severe pains.+   The mountains themselves proceeded to melt just like wax on account of Jehovah,*+ On account of the Lord* of the whole earth.+   The heavens have told forth his righteousness,+ And all the peoples have seen his glory.+   Let all those serving* any carved image be ashamed,+ Those who are making their boast in valueless gods.*+ Bow down to him, all YOU gods.*+   Zion heard and began to rejoice,+ And the dependent towns* of Judah began to be joyful+ By reason of your judicial decisions, O Jehovah.+   For you, O Jehovah,* are the Most High over all the earth;+ You are very high in your ascent over all [other] gods.*+ 10  O YOU lovers of Jehovah,*+ hate what is bad.+ He is guarding the souls of his loyal ones;+ Out of the hand of the wicked ones he delivers them.+ 11  Light itself has flashed up* for the righteous one,+ And rejoicing even for the ones upright in heart.+ 12  Rejoice in Jehovah,* O YOU righteous ones,+ And give thanks to his holy memorial.*+


See App 1C §8.
Or, “coastlands.”
See App 1C §8.
“Lord of.” Heb., ʼAdhohn′.
Or, “those worshiping.” Heb., ʽo·vedheh′.
Or, “in worthless gods.” Heb., ba·ʼeli·lim′; LXX, “in their idols”; Vg, “in their images (likenesses).”
“Gods.” Heb., ʼelo·him′; LXXSyVg, “his angels.”
Lit., “the daughters.”
See App 1C §8.
“Gods.” Heb., ʼelo·him′.
See App 1C §8.
“Has flashed up,” TLXXSyVg and one Heb. ms; M, “is sown.” Compare 112:4 ftn.
See App 1C §8.
Or, “to the memory of his holiness.”