Psalm 97 CSB

The Majestic King

1 The Lord reigns! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coasts and islands be glad.

References for Psalms 97:1

      2 Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.a

      References for Psalms 97:2

        • a 97:2 - Dt 4:11; 2 Sm 22:10
          3 Fire goes before Him and burns up His foes on every side.
          4 His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
          5 The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord b- at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.

          References for Psalms 97:5

              6 The heavens proclaim His righteousness; all the peoples see His glory.
              7 All who serve carved images, those who boast in idols, will be put to shame. All the godsc must worship Him.

              References for Psalms 97:7

                • c 97:7 - LXX, Syr read All His angels; Heb 1:6
                  8 Zion hears and is glad, and the townsd of Judah rejoice because of Your judgments,e Lord.

                  References for Psalms 97:8

                    • d 97:8 - Lit daughters
                    • e 97:8 - Ps 48:11
                      9 For You, Lord, are the Most High over all the earth; You are exalted above all the gods.f

                      References for Psalms 97:9

                        • f 97:9 - Ps 95:3; 96:4; 1 Ch 16:25
                          10 You who love the Lord, hate evil!g He protects the lives of His godly ones; He rescues them from the hand of the wicked.

                          References for Psalms 97:10

                            • g 97:10 - Am 5:15; Pr 8:13
                              11 Light dawnsh i for the righteous, gladness for the upright in heart.

                              References for Psalms 97:11

                                • h 97:11 - One Hb ms, LXX, other versions read rises to shine; Ps 112:4
                                • i 97:11 - Lit Light is sown
                                  12 Be glad in the Lord, you righteous ones,j and praise His holy name.k

                                  References for Psalms 97:12

                                    • j 97:12 - Ps 32:11; 64:10; Jl 2:23
                                    • k 97:12 - Lit praise the mention, or memory, of His holiness