1The Lord is King;
let the earth rejoice; *let the multitude of the isles be glad.
2Clouds and darkness are round about him, *righteousness and justice are the foundations of his throne.
3A fire goes before him *and burns up his enemies on every side.
4His lightnings light up the world; *the earth sees it and is afraid.
5The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, *at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6The heavens declare his righteousness, *and all the peoples see his glory.
7Confounded be all who worship carved images
and delight in false gods! *Bow down before him, all you gods.
8Zion hears and is glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice, *because of your judgments, O Lord.
9For you are the Lord,
most high over all the earth; *you are exalted far above all gods.
10The Lord loves those who hate evil; *he preserves the lives of his saints
and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11Light has sprung up for the righteous, *and joyful gladness for those who are truehearted.
12Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, *and give thanks to his holy Name.