International Standard Version
The Lord is King
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”!
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!