97 1 The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice;
let the many coastlands be glad!
97 2 Clouds and thick darkness are round about him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
97 3 Fire goes before him,
and burns up his adversaries round about.
97 4 His lightnings lighten the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
97 5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
before the Lord of all the earth.
97 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness;
and all the peoples behold his glory.
97 7 All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in worthless idols;
all gods bow down before him.
97 8 Zion hears and is glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoice,
because of thy judgments, O God.
97 9 For thou, O LORD, art most high over all the earth;
thou art exalted far above all gods.
97 10 The LORD loves those who hate evil;
he preserves the lives of his saints;
he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
97 11 Light dawns for the righteous,
and joy for the upright in heart.
97 12 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy name!