Psalms 97
The Lord Brings Justice
1The Lord is King!
Tell the earth to celebrate
and all islands to shout.
2Dark clouds surround him,
and his throne is supported
by justice and fairness.
3Fire leaps from his throne,
destroying his enemies,
4and his lightning is so bright
that the earth sees it
and trembles.
5Mountains melt away like wax
in the presence of the Lord
of all the earth.
6The heavens announce,
“The Lord brings justice!”
Everyone sees God's glory.
7Those who brag about
the useless idols they worship
are terribly ashamed,
and all the false gods
bow down to the Lord.
8When the people of Zion
and of the towns of Judah
hear that God brings justice,
they will celebrate.
9The Lord rules the whole earth,
and he is more glorious
than all the false gods.
10Love the Lord
and hate evil!
God protects his loyal people
and rescues them
from violence.
11If you obey and do right,
a light will show you the way
and fill you with happiness.
12You are the Lord's people!
So celebrate and praise
the only God.

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