97 The Lord reigns! Let the earth rejoice! May many islands be glad!
2 Thick clouds are all around him; righteousness and justice are his throne’s foundation. 3 Fire goes out from his presence to consume his enemies on every side. 4 His lightning bolts light the world; the earth sees and shakes. 5 Mountains melt like wax in the Lord’s presence— In the presence of the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens declare his righteousness so that all the nations see his glory.
7 All who serve carved images— and those who praise idols—will be humiliated. Worship him, all you “gods”!
8 Zion hears and rejoices; the towns[a] of Judah rejoice on account of your justice, Lord. 9 For you, Lord, are the Most High above all the earth; you are exalted high above all divine beings.[b]
10 Hate evil, you who love the Lord! He guards the lives of those who love him,[c] delivering them from domination by[d] the wicked. 11 Light shines on the righteous; gladness on the morally upright.[e] 12 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones! Give thanks at the mention of his holiness!
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