THE *BOOK OF
PSALMS.

Psalm 97 ©

A description of the majesty of God’s Kingdom, and the joy of the godly, by reason of His justice and judgments upon the idolaters; together with an exhortation unto piety and spiritual cheerfulness.

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he LORDa1reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of 2isles be glad thereof.

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3Clouds and darkness are 4round about him: 5righteousness and judgment are the 6habitation of his throne.

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7A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.

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Hisb lightnings enlightened the world: thec earth 8saw, and 9trembled.

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The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

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Thed10heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.

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Confounded be all they that serve 11graven images, that boast themselves of 12idols: worship him, 13all ye gods.

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14Zion 15heard, and was glad; and 16the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.

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For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all 17gods.

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Ye that love the LORD, hatee evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

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18Light is 19sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

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Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks 20at the remembrance of his holiness.