The majesty of God's Kingdom.
Psalms 97:1 The LORDE is kynge, the earth maye be glad therof: yee the multitude of the Iles maie be glad therof. Psalms 97:2 Cloudes and darcknesse are rounde aboute him, rightuousnesse and iudgment are the habitacion of his seate. Psalms 97:3 There goeth a fyre before him, to burne vp his enemies on euery syde. Psalms 97:4 His lightenynges geue shyne vnto the worlde, the earth seyth it & is afraied. Psalms 97:5 The hilles melt like wax at the presence of ye LORDE, at the presence of the LORDE of the whole earth. Psalms 97:6 The very heauens declare his rightuousnes, & all people se his glory.
The Church rejoiceth at God's judgments upon idolaters.
Psalms 97:7 Cofounded be all they that worshipe ymages, and delite in their Idols: worshipe him all ye goddes. Psalms 97:8 Sion heareh of it and reioyseth: yee all ye doughters of Iuda are glad because of thy iudgmentes, o LORDE. Psalms 97:9 For thou LORDE art the most hyest ouer all the earth, thou art exalted farre aboue all goddes.
An exhortation to goodness and gladness.
Psalms 97:10 O ye that loue the LORDE, se that ye hate the thinge which is euell: the LORDE preserueth the soules of his sayntes, he shal delyuer the from the honde of the vngodly. Psalms 97:11 There is spronge vp a light for the rightuous, and a ioyfull gladnesse for soch as be true herted. Psalms 97:12 Reioyse therfore in the LORDE, ye rightuous: and geue thankes for a remembraunce of his holynesse.