Psalm 99
Contemporary English Version

Our Lord Is King

1 Our Lord, you are King!

You rule from your throne

above the winged creatures,+

as people tremble

and the earth shakes.

2You are praised in Zion,

and you control all nations.

3Only you are God!

And your power alone,

so great and fearsome,

is worthy of praise.

4You are our mighty King,+

a lover of fairness,

who sees that justice is done

everywhere in Israel.

5Our Lord and our God,

we praise you

and kneel down to worship you,

the God of holiness!

6Moses and Aaron were two

of your priests.

Samuel was also one of those

who prayed in your name,

and you, our Lord,

answered their prayers.

7 You spoke to them

from a thick cloud,

and they obeyed your laws.

8Our Lord and our God,

you answered their prayers

and forgave their sins,

but when they did wrong,

you punished them.

9We praise you, Lord God,

and we worship you

at your sacred mountain.

Only you are God!


99.1 winged creatures: See the note at 80.1.
99.4 You … King: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.

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