97 Jehovah is king! let the earth be jubilant,
many coasts be glad!
2 Clouds and thick air are around him,
right and justice are the base of his throne.
3 A fire goes before him
and burns off his foes on every side.
4 His lightnings light up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
5 Mountains melt down like wax
before Jehovah, before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The sky tells his right-doing,
and all the peoples see his glory.
7 All statue-worshipers shall be put to shame,
those who glory in trumpery deities;
do reverence to him, all gods!
8 Sion hears and is glad,
and Judah’s daughters are jubilant,
for your judgments, Jehovah,
9 Because you, Jehovah, are on high over all the earth,
high far above all gods.
10 Jehovah loves those who hate evil,
guards the lives of the men of his friendship,
delivers them from the hands of wrong-doers.
11 Light rises for the right-doer
and gladness for men of honest heart.
12 Be glad in Jehovah, right-doers,
and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.