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97 Jehovah* himself has become king!+ Let the earth be joyful.+ Let the many islands* rejoice.+ 2 Clouds and thick gloom are all around him;+ Righteousness and judgment are the established place of his throne.+ 3 Before him a very fire goes,+ And it consumes his adversaries all around.+ 4 His lightnings lighted up the productive land;+ The earth saw and came to be in severe pains.+ 5 The mountains themselves proceeded to melt just like wax on account of Jehovah,*+ On account of the Lord* of the whole earth.+ 6 The heavens have told forth his righteousness,+ And all the peoples have seen his glory.+ 7 Let all those serving* any carved image be ashamed,+ Those who are making their boast in valueless gods.*+ Bow down to him, all YOU gods.*+ 8 Zion heard and began to rejoice,+ And the dependent towns* of Judah began to be joyful+ By reason of your judicial decisions, O Jehovah.+ 9 For you, O Jehovah,* are the Most High over all the earth;+ You are very high in your ascent over all [other] gods.*+ 10 O YOU lovers of Jehovah,*+ hate what is bad.+ He is guarding the souls of his loyal ones;+ Out of the hand of the wicked ones he delivers them.+ 11 Light itself has flashed up* for the righteous one,+ And rejoicing even for the ones upright in heart.+ 12 Rejoice in Jehovah,* O YOU righteous ones,+ And give thanks to his holy memorial.*+
^ Or, “coastlands.”
^ “Lord of.” Heb., ʼAdhohnʹ.
^ Or, “those worshiping.” Heb., ʽo·vedhehʹ.
^ Or, “in worthless gods.” Heb., ba·ʼeli·limʹ; LXX, “in their idols”; Vg, “in their images (likenesses).”
^ “Gods.” Heb., ʼelo·himʹ; LXXSyVg, “his angels.”
^ Lit., “the daughters.”
^ “Gods.” Heb., ʼelo·himʹ.
^ “Has flashed up,” TLXXSyVg and one Heb. ms; M, “is sown.” Compare 112:4 ftn.
^ Or, “to the memory of his holiness.”