Psalm 97:1-12

  • Jehovah exalted above other gods

    • “Jehovah has become King!” (1)

    • Love Jehovah, hate what is bad (10)

    • Light for the righteous (11)

97  Jehovah has become King!+ Let the earth be joyful.+ Let the many islands rejoice.+   Clouds and thick gloom are all around him;+Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.+   Fire goes before him+And consumes his adversaries on every side.+   His lightning bolts light up the land;The earth sees it and trembles.+   The mountains melt like wax before Jehovah,+Before the Lord of the whole earth.   The heavens proclaim his righteousness,And all the peoples see his glory.+   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.+   Zion hears and rejoices;+The towns* of Judah are joyfulBecause of your judgments, O Jehovah.+   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.*


Or “Worship.”
Lit., “daughters.”
Or “souls.”
Or “power.”
Lit., “memorial.”