Yahweh’s Glorious Reign

1 Yahweh is king! Let the earth rejoice; let many coastlands be glad.
2 Cloud and thick darkness [are] surrounding him; righteousness and justice [are] the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire goes before him, and devours his enemies round about.
4 His lightnings light [the] world; the earth sees and trembles.
5 [The] mountains melt like wax at the presence of Yahweh, at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
7 Let all who serve an image be ashamed, those who boast about idols. Worship him, all you gods.
8 Zion hears and is glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoice because of your judgments, O Yahweh.
9 For you, O Yahweh, [are] most high over all the earth. You are highly exalted above all gods.
10 You who love Yahweh, hate evil. He protects the lives of his faithful; he delivers them from [the] hand of [the] wicked.
11 Light [is] sown for the righteous, and joy for [the] upright in heart.
12 Be glad in Yahweh, [you] righteous, and give thanks {to his holy name}.