Psalm 97




1 Jehovah reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of islands be glad.
2 Clouds and darkness are all around Him; righteousness and judgment are the foundation of His throne.
3 A fire goes before Him and burns up His enemies round about.
4 His lightnings lit up the world; the earth saw and trembled.
5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of Jehovah, at the presence of Jehovah of the whole earth.
6 The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the people see His glory.
7 All those who serve graven images are ashamed, those who boast themselves in idols; all gods bow down before Him.
8 Zion heard and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of Your judgments, O Jehovah.
9 For You, Jehovah, are high above all the earth; You are lifted on high far above all gods.
10 You who love Jehovah, hate evil; He keeps 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 Jehovah, righteous ones; and give thanks at the memory of His holiness.