Psalm 97




1 The LORD is king. The earth may be glad thereof; yea, the multitude of the isles may be glad thereof.
2 Clouds and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his seat.
3 There goeth a fire before him, to burn up his enemies on every side.
4 His lightnings give shine unto the world, the earth seeth it and is afraid.
5 The hills melt like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the LORD of the whole earth.
6 The very heavens declare his righteousness, and all people see his glory.
7 Confounded be all they that worship images, and delight in their idols; worship him all ye gods.
8 Zion heareth of it and rejoiceth; yea, and the daughters of Judah are glad because of thy judgments, O LORD.
9 For thou, LORD, art higher than all that are in the earth; thou art exalted far above all gods.
10 O ye that love the LORD, see that ye hate the thing which is evil. The LORD preserveth the souls of his saints; he shall deliver them from the hand of the ungodly.
11 There is sprung up a light for the righteous, and a joyful gladness for such as are true hearted.
12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous: and give thanks for a remembrance of his holiness.