97 The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice; Let the many islands and coastlands be glad. 2 Clouds and thick darkness surround Him [as at Sinai]; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. 3 Fire goes before Him And burns up His adversaries on all sides. 4 His lightnings have illuminated the world; The earth has seen 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 and brilliance.
7 Let all those be [deeply] ashamed who serve carved images, Who boast in idols. Worship Him, all you gods! 8 Zion heard this and was glad, And the daughters (cities) of Judah rejoiced [in relief] Because of Your judgments, O Lord. 9 For You are the Lord Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.
10 You who love the Lord, hate evil; He protects the souls of His godly ones (believers), He rescues them from the hand of the wicked. 11 Light is sown [like seed] for the righteous and illuminates their path, And [irrepressible] joy [is spread] for the upright in heart [who delight in His favor and protection]. 12 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones [those whose moral and spiritual integrity places them in right standing with God], And praise and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
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