The LORD'S Power and Dominion.

1 1The LORD reigns, let the 2earth rejoice; Let the many 3islands be glad.
References for Psalms 97:1
    • a 97:1 - Or "has assumed Kingship"
    • b 97:1 - Or "coastlands"
      4 His 8lightnings lit up the world; The earth saw and 9trembled.
      References for Psalms 97:4
      5 The mountains 10melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the 11Lord of the whole earth.
      References for Psalms 97:5
      6 The 12heavens declare His righteousness, And 13all the peoples have seen His glory.
      References for Psalms 97:6
      7 Let all those be ashamed who serve 14graven images, Who boast themselves of 15idols; 16Worship Him, all you gods.
      References for Psalms 97:7
        • c 97:7 - Or "All the gods have worshiped Him"
        • d 97:7 - Or "supernatural powers"
          8 Zion heard this and 17was glad, And the daughters of Judah have rejoiced Because of Your judgments, O LORD.
          References for Psalms 97:8
            • e 97:8 - Or possibly "hears and is glad"
              9 For You are the LORD 18Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far 19above all gods.
              References for Psalms 97:9
              10 20Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who 21preserves the souls of His godly ones; He 22delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
              11 23Light is sown like seed for the righteous And 24gladness for the upright in heart.
              References for Psalms 97:11
              12 Be 25glad in the LORD, you righteous ones, And 26give thanks to His holy name.
              References for Psalms 97:12
                • g 97:12 - Lit "for the memory of His holiness"