Psalms 97

1

The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!

2

Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

3

Fire goes before him and burns up his adversaries all around.

4

His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.

5

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

6

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

7

All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in worthless idols; worship him, all you gods!

8

Zion hears and is glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoice, because of your judgments, O LORD.

9

For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.

10

O you who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

11

Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.

12

Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!