1 The Lord reigns! Let the earth be happy! Let the many coastlands rejoice!
2 Dark clouds surround him; equity and justice are the foundation of his throne. 3 Fire goes before him; on every side it burns up his enemies. 4 His lightning bolts light up the world; the earth sees and trembles. 5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of the whole earth.
6 The sky declares his justice, and all the nations see his splendor.
7 All who worship idols are ashamed, those who boast about worthless idols. All the gods bow down before him.
8 Zion hears and rejoices, the towns of Judah are happy, because of your judgments, O Lord. 9 For you, O Lord, are the sovereign king over the whole earth; you are elevated high above all gods.
10 You who love the Lord, hate evil! He protects the lives of his faithful followers; he delivers them from the power of the wicked. 11 The godly bask in the light; the morally upright experience joy. 12 You godly ones, rejoice in the Lord! Give thanks to his holy name.

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible