1 Jehovah reigneth: let the earth be glad, let the many isles rejoice.
2 Clouds and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the foundation of his throne.
3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his adversaries round about.
4 His lightnings lightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
5 The mountains melted like wax at the presence of Jehovah, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.

References for Psalms 97:6

    • a 97:6 - Or 'declared ... saw.'
      7 Ashamed be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols. Worship him, all ye gods.

      References for Psalms 97:7

        • b 97:7 - See Note, Ps. 96.5.
        • c 97:7 - Or 'angels,' elohim, as Ps. 8.5: see Heb. 1.6.
          8 Zion heard, and rejoiced; and the daughters of Judah were glad, because of thy judgments, O Jehovah.
          9 For thou, Jehovah, art the Most High above all the earth; thou art exalted exceedingly above all gods.
          10 Ye that love Jehovah, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints, he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

          References for Psalms 97:10

            • d 97:10 - Or 'godly ones,' chasid: see Note, Ps. 86.2.
              11 Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.

              References for Psalms 97:11

                • e 97:11 - The Hebrew word is singular.
                  12 Rejoice in Jehovah, ye righteous; and give thanks in remembrance of his holiness.

                  References for Psalms 97:12

                    • f 97:12 - See Ex. 3.15. Holiness here is Kodesh, as Ps. 30.4.