Psalms 97

The  Lord Reigns

1 a  The  Lord reigns, b  let the earth rejoice;
let the many c  coastlands be glad!
2 d  Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
e  righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 f  Fire goes before him
and burns up his adversaries all around.
4His g  lightnings light up the world;
the earth sees and h  trembles.
5The mountains i  melt like j  wax before the  Lord,
before k  the Lord of all the earth.
6 l  The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all m  the peoples see his glory.
7All worshipers of images are n  put to shame,
who make their boast in o  worthless idols;
p  worship him, all you gods!
8 Zion hears and q  is glad,
and the daughters of Judah rejoice,
because of your judgments, O  Lord.
9For you, O  Lord, are r  most high over all the earth;
you are exalted far above s  all gods.
10 O you who love the  Lord, t  hate evil!
He u  preserves the lives of his v  saints;
he w  delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11 x  Light y  is sown
Most Hebrew manuscripts; one Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac, Jerome  Light dawns
for the righteous,
and joy for the upright in heart.
12 aa  Rejoice in the  Lord, O you righteous,
and ab  give thanks to his holy name!
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