1 The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!
2 Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire goes before him, and consumes his adversaries on every side.
4 His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness; and all the peoples behold his glory.
7 All worshipers of images are put to shame, those who make their boast in worthless idols; all gods bow down before him.
8 Zion hears and is glad, and the towns of Judah rejoice, because of your judgments, O God.

References for Psalms 97:8

    • a 97:8 - Heb [daughters]
      9 For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
      10 The Lord loves those who hate evil; he guards the lives of his faithful; he rescues them from the hand of the wicked.

      References for Psalms 97:10

        • b 97:10 - Cn: Heb [You who love the Lord hate]
          11 Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.

          References for Psalms 97:11

            • c 97:11 - Gk Syr Jerome: Heb [is sown]
              12 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!