The majesty of God's Kingdom.
Psalms 97:1 The Lord reigneth: let the earth reioyce: let the multitude of the yles be glad. Psalms 97:2 Cloudes and darkenes are round about him: righteousnesse and iudgement are the foundation of his throne. Psalms 97:3 There shall goe a fire before him, & burne vp his enemies round about. Psalms 97:4 His lightnings gaue light vnto the worlde: the earth sawe it and was afraide. Psalms 97:5 The mountaines melted like waxe at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. Psalms 97:6 The heauens declare his righteousnes, and all the people see his glory.
The Church rejoiceth at God's judgments upon idolaters.
Psalms 97:7 Confounded be all they that serue grauen images, and that glory in idoles: worship him all ye gods. Psalms 97:8 Zion heard of it, and was glad: and the daughters of Iudah reioyced, because of thy iudgements, O Lord. Psalms 97:9 For thou, Lorde, art most High aboue all the earth: thou art much exalted aboue all gods.
An exhortation to goodness and gladness.
Psalms 97:10 Ye that loue the Lord, hate euill: he preserueth the soules of his Saints: hee will deliuer them from the hand of the wicked. Psalms 97:11 Light is sowen for the righteous, and ioy for the vpright in heart. Psalms 97:12 Reioyce ye righteous in the Lord, and giue thankes for his holy remembrance.