Psalms Chapter 97
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 The Maiestie of Gods kingdome. 7 The Church reioyceth at Gods iudgements vpon Idolaters. 10 An exhortation to godlinesse and gladnesse.
The Lord raigneth, let the earth reioyce: let the multitude of Isles bee glad thereof.1
Clouds and darkenesse are round about him: righteousnesse and iudgement are the habitation of his throne.2
A fire goeth before him: and burneth vp his enemies round about.
His lightnings inlightned the world: the earth sawe, and trembled.
The hilles melted like waxe at the presence of the Lord: at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
The heauens declare his righteousnesse: and all the people see his glory.
Confounded be all they that serue grauen images, that boast themselues of idoles: worship him all yee gods.7
Sion heard, and was glad, and the daughters of Iudah reioyced: because of thy iudgements, O Lord.
Gods power, and goodnesse.
For thou, Lord, art high aboue all the earth: thou art exalted farre aboue all gods.
Yee that loue the Lord, hate euil; hee preserueth the soules of his Saints: hee deliuereth them out of the hand of the wicked.10
Light is sowen for the righteous: and gladnesse for the vpright in heart.
Reioyce in the Lord, ye righteous: and giue thanks at the remembrance of his holinesse.12
Psalms Chapter 97 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Heb. many, or, great Isles.
2 Psal.89. 15. , Or, establishment.
7 Exod.20. 4. Leuit. 26 1. Deut.5. 8. Heb. 1. 6.
10 Psal. 34. 13. amos 5. 15. rom.12. 9.
12 Or, to the memoriall.
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