Psalms 97

Psalms 97

Psalm 97
The Majestic King
1The Lord reigns! Let the earth rejoice;
let the many coasts and islands be glad.#Ps 93:1; 96:10
2Clouds and total darkness surround him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.#Dt 4:11; 5:20; Ps 18:11
3Fire goes before him
and burns up his foes on every side.#Ps 18:8; 50:3
4His lightning lights up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.#Ex 19:16; Ps 77:18
5The mountains melt like wax
at the presence of the Lord  —
at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.#Neh 1:5; Mc 1:4
6The heavens proclaim his righteousness;#Ps 50:6
all the peoples see his glory.#Is 40:5; 66:18
7All who serve carved images,
those who boast in worthless idols, will be put to shame.#Is 44:9,11; Jr 10:14; 50:2
All the gods#97:7 LXX, Syr read All his angels; Heb 1:6 must worship him.#Heb 1:6
8Zion hears and is glad,
Judah’s villages#97:8 Lit daughters rejoice
because of your judgments, Lord.#Ps 48:11; Zph 3:14
9For you, Lord,
are the Most High over the whole earth;
you are exalted above all the gods.#1Ch 16:25; Ps 95:3; 96:4
10You who love the Lord, hate evil!#Am 5:15
He protects the lives of his faithful ones;#Ps 145:20
he rescues them from the power of the wicked.#Ps 37:40
11Light dawns#97:11 One Hb ms, LXX, some ancient versions read rises to shine; Ps 112:4#97:11 Lit Light is sown for the righteous,
gladness for the upright in heart.#Ps 112:4; Pr 4:18
12Be glad in the Lord, you righteous ones,
and give thanks to his holy name.#97:12 Lit to the memory of his holiness#Ps 30:4; 32:11

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