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Psalms 97

Psalms 97:1  
Yahweh reigns! Let the earth rejoice! Let the multitude of islands be glad!

Psalms 97:2  
Clouds and darkness are around him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Psalms 97:3  
A fire goes before him, and burns up his adversaries on every side.

Psalms 97:4  
His lightning lights up the world. The earth sees, and trembles.

Psalms 97:5  
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of Yahweh, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Psalms 97:6  
The heavens declare his righteousness. All the peoples have seen his glory.

Psalms 97:7  
Let all them be shamed who serve engraved images, who boast in their idols. Worship him, all you gods!

Psalms 97:8  
Zion heard and was glad. The daughters of Judah rejoiced because of your judgments, Yahweh.

Psalms 97:9  
For you, Yahweh, are most high above all the earth. You are exalted far above all gods.

Psalms 97:10  
You who love Yahweh, hate evil! He preserves the souls of his saints. He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psalms 97:11  
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalms 97:12  
Be glad in Yahweh, you righteous people! Give thanks to his holy Name.


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