Passage: Psalms 97 (RSV)

Psalms 97

A Psalm.

1The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!
2Clouds and thick darkness are round about him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3Fire goes before him, and burns up his adversaries round about.
4His lightnings lighten the world; the earth sees and trembles.
5The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
6The heavens proclaim his righteousness; and all the peoples behold his glory.
7All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in worthless idols; all gods bow down before him.
8Zion hears and is glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoice, because of thy judgments, O God.
9For thou, O LORD, art most high over all the earth; thou art exalted far above all gods.
10The LORD loves those who hate evil; he preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.
12Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!

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