Yahweh’s Glorious Reign
1Yahweh is king! Let the earth rejoice;
let many coastlands be glad.
2Cloud and thick darkness are surrounding him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3Fire goes before him,
and devours his enemies round about.
4His lightnings light the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
5The mountains melt like wax at the presence of Yahweh,
at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.
6The heavens declare his righteousness,
and all the peoples see his glory.
7Let all who serve an image be ashamed,
those who boast about idols.#This word for idols suggests something worthless or insignificant
Worship him, all you gods.
8Zion hears and is glad,
and the daughters of Judah rejoice
because of your judgments, O Yahweh.
9For you, O Yahweh, are most high over all the earth.
You are highly#Hebrew “very” exalted above all gods.
10You who love Yahweh, hate evil.
He protects the lives of his faithful;
he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11Light is sown for the righteous,
and joy for the upright in heart.
12Be glad in Yahweh, you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy name.#Literally “to his holy remembrance” or “to his memorable holiness”