Psalms 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 thick 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 all the 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 idols, will be put to shame. # Is 44:9,11; Jr 10:14; 50:2
All the gods # LXX, Syr read All His angels ; Heb 1:6 must worship Him. # Heb 1:6
8Zion hears and is glad,
and the towns # Lit daughters of Judah rejoice
because of Your judgments, Lord. # Ps 48:11; Zph 3:14
9For You, Lord,
are the Most High over all the 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 godly ones; # Ps 145:20
He rescues them from the power of the wicked. # Ps 37:40
11Light dawns # One Hb ms, LXX, some ancient versions read rises to shine ; Ps 112:4 # Lit Light is sown for the righteous,
gladness for the upright in heart. # Ps 112:4; Pr 4:18
12Be glad in Yahweh, you righteous ones,
and praise His holy name. # Or memory, of His holiness ; lit praise the mention # Ps 30:4; 32:11

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