1The lord is king!
Let the nations tremble!
He sits on his throne between the cherubim.
Let the whole earth quake!
2The lord sits in majesty in Jerusalem,# Hebrew Zion.
exalted above all the nations.
3Let them praise your great and awesome name.
Your name is holy!
4Mighty King, lover of justice,
you have established fairness.
You have acted with justice
and righteousness throughout Israel.# Hebrew Jacob. See note on 44:4.
5Exalt the lord our God!
Bow low before his feet, for he is holy!
6Moses and Aaron were among his priests;
Samuel also called on his name.
They cried to the lord for help,
and he answered them.
7He spoke to Israel from the pillar of cloud,
and they followed the laws and decrees he gave them.
8O lord our God, you answered them.
You were a forgiving God to them,
but you punished them when they went wrong.
9Exalt the lord our God,
and worship at his holy mountain in Jerusalem,
for the lord our God is holy!