Psalm 97

1 Jehovah has become King! Let the earth be joyful. Let the many islands rejoice.

2 Clouds and thick gloom are all around him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

3 Fire goes before him And consumes his adversaries on every side.

4 His lightning bolts light up the land; The earth sees it and trembles.

5 The mountains melt like wax before Jehovah, Before the Lord of the whole earth.

6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, And all the peoples see his glory.

7 Let all those serving any carved image be put to shame, Those who boast about their worthless gods. Bow down to him, all you gods.

8 Zion hears and rejoices; The towns of Judah are joyful Because of your judgments, O Jehovah.

9 For you, O Jehovah, are the Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all other gods.

10 O you who love Jehovah, hate what is bad. He is guarding the lives of his loyal ones; He rescues them from the hand of the wicked.

11 Light has flashed up for the righteous And rejoicing for those upright in heart.

12 Rejoice in Jehovah, you righteous ones, And give thanks to his holy name.