Psalms Chapter 97 |
1The Lord is king!
Let the earth exult,
the many islands rejoice!
2Dense clouds are around Him,
righteousness and justice are the base of His throne.
3Fire is His vanguard,
burning His foes on every side.
4His lightnings light up the world;
the earth is convulsed at the sight;
5mountains melt like wax at the Lord’s presence,
at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.
6The heavens proclaim His righteousness
and all peoples see His glory.
7All who worship images,
who vaunt their idols,
all divine beings bow down to Him.
8Zion, hearing it, rejoices,
the towns of Judah exult,
because of Your judgments, O Lord.
9For You, Lord, are supreme over all the earth;
You are exalted high above all divine beings.
10O you who love the Lord, hate evil!
He guards the lives of His loyal ones,
saving them from the hand of the wicked.
11Light is sown for the righteous,
radiance for the upright.
12O you righteous, rejoice in the Lord
and acclaim His holy name!