Psalm 97

The Lord reigns in millennial glory—The hills melt at His presence—Those who love the Lord hate evil.

1 The Lord areigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.

2 Clouds and adarkness 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 aenlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

5 The hills amelted like bwax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

6 The heavens adeclare his brighteousness, and all the people see his glory.

7 aConfounded be all they that serve graven bimages, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.

8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the adaughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O Lord.

9 For thou, Lord, art ahigh above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.

10 Ye that love the Lord, ahate bevil: he cpreserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

11 aLight is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

12 aRejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give bthanks at the remembrance of his holiness.