Psalm 97




1 The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
2 Clouds and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the seat of his throne.
3 A fire shall go before him and burn up his enemies round about.
4 His lightnings enlightened the world; the earth saw and trembled.
5 The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
7 Let all those that serve graven images be confounded, those that boast of idols; worship him, all ye gods.
8 Zion heard and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.
9 For thou, O LORD, art high above all the earth; thou art exalted far above all gods.
10 Ye that love the LORD are to hate evil; he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
11 Light is sown for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.