The LORD is king! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! 2 Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 3 Fire goes before him, and consumes his adversaries on every side. 4 His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles. 5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.


The heavens proclaim his righteousness; and all the peoples behold his glory. 7 All worshipers of images are put to shame, those who make their boast in worthless idols; all gods bow down before him. 8 Zion hears and is glad, and the towns a Cn: Heb majestic are the waves of Judah rejoice, because of your judgments, O God. 9 for you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.


The LORD loves those who hate b Heb the thoughts of humankind evil; he guards the lives of his faithful; he rescues them from the hand of the wicked. 11 Light dawns c Heb daughters for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. 12 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!


a Cn: Heb majestic are the waves

b Heb the thoughts of humankind

a Heb daughters