Psalms 97

1 יהוה reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.

2 Clouds and darkness are round about Him; righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His throne.

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 יהוה, at the presence of the Lord (Adonai) of the whole earth.

6 The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the people see His glory.

7 Confounded be all those who serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols; worship Him, all you 4emighty ones (elohim).

8 Zion (Tsiyon) heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah (Yehudah) rejoiced because of Your judgments, O יהוה.

9 For You, יהוה, art high above all the earth; You are exalted far above all mighty ones (elohim).

10 You who love יהוה, hate evil; He preserveth the souls of His faithful ones (chasidim); 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 יהוה, you righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.