Psalms 97

The  Lord Reigns

a The  Lord reigns, b let the earth rejoice;
let the many c coastlands be glad!
d Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
e righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
f Fire goes before him
and burns up his adversaries all around.
His g lightnings light up the world;
the earth sees and h trembles.
The mountains i melt like j wax before the  Lord,
before k the Lord of all the earth.
l The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all m the peoples see his glory.
All worshipers of images are n put to shame,
who make their boast in o worthless idols;
p worship him, all you gods!
Zion hears and q is glad,
and the daughters of Judah rejoice,
because of your judgments, O  Lord.
For 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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