Psalm 97 Revised Standard Version

The LORD's Dominion and Power

97 1  The Lord reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! 2  Clouds and thick darkness are round about him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 3  Fire goes before him, and burns up his adversaries round about. 4  His lightnings lighten 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, who make their boast in worthless idols; all gods bow down before him.

8  Zion hears and is glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoice, because of thy judgments, O God. 9  For thou, O Lord, art most high over all the earth; thou art exalted far above all gods. 10  The Lord loves those who hate evil; he preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked. 11  Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. 12  Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!

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