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1Adonai is king, let the earth rejoice,
let the many coasts and islands be glad.
2Clouds and thick darkness surround him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3Fire goes before him,
setting ablaze his foes on every side.
4His flashes of lightning light up the world;
the earth sees it and trembles.
5The mountains melt like wax at the presence of Adonai,
at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.
6The heavens declare his righteousness,
and all the peoples see his glory.
7All who worship images will be put to shame,
those who make their boast in worthless idols.
Bow down to him, all you gods!
8Tziyon hears and is glad, Adonai;
the daughters of Y’hudah rejoice at your rulings.
9For you, Adonai, most high over all the earth,
you are exalted far above all gods.
10You who love Adonai, hate evil!
He keeps his faithful servants safe.
He rescues them from the power of the wicked.
11Light is sown for the righteous
and joy for the upright in heart.
12Rejoice in Adonai, you righteous;
and give thanks on recalling his holiness.