1 The Lord rules as king. Let the earth rejoice. Let all the islands be joyful. 2 Clouds and darkness surround him. Righteousness and justice are the foundations of his throne. 3 Fire spreads ahead of him. It burns his enemies who surround him. 4 His flashes of lightning light up the world. The earth sees them and trembles. 5 The mountains melt like wax in the presence of the Lord, in the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. 6 The heavens tell about his righteousness, and all the people of the world see his glory.
7 Everyone who worships idols and brags about false gods will be put to shame. All the gods will bow to him.
8 Zion hears about this and rejoices. The people of Judah are delighted with your judgments, O Lord. 9 You, O Lord, the Most High, are above the whole earth. You are highest. You are above all the gods. 10 Let those who love the Lord hate evil. The one who guards the lives of his godly ones will rescue them from the power of wicked people. 11 Light dawns for righteous people[a] and joy for those whose motives are decent. 12 Find joy in the Lord, you righteous people. Give thanks to him as you remember how holy he is.
Psalm 97:11One Hebrew manuscript, Greek, Syriac, Latin; other Hebrew manuscripts “Light is planted for righteous people.”
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