1 The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.* multitude…: Heb. many, or, great isles
2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.† habitation: or, establishment
3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
4 His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.
8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.
9 For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.
10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.‡ at…: or, to the memorial
*97.1 multitude…: Heb. many, or, great isles
†97.2 habitation: or, establishment
‡97.12 at…: or, to the memorial