The majesty of God's Kingdom.
Psalms 97:1 Jehovah hath reigned, The earth is joyful, many isles rejoice. Psalms 97:2 Cloud and darkness [are] round about Him, Righteousness and judgment the basis of His throne. Psalms 97:3 Fire before Him goeth, And burneth round about His adversaries. Psalms 97:4 Lightened have His lightnings the world, The earth hath seen, and is pained. Psalms 97:5 Hills, like wax, melted before Jehovah, Before the Lord of all the earth. Psalms 97:6 The heavens declared His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His honour.
The Church rejoiceth at God's judgments upon idolaters.
Psalms 97:7 Ashamed are all servants of a graven image, Those boasting themselves in idols, Bow yourselves to him, all ye gods. Psalms 97:8 Zion hath heard and rejoiceth, And daughters of Judah are joyful, Because of Thy judgments, O Jehovah. Psalms 97:9 For Thou, Jehovah, [art] Most High over all the earth, Greatly Thou hast been exalted over all gods.
An exhortation to goodness and gladness.
Psalms 97:10 Ye who love Jehovah, hate evil, He is keeping the souls of His saints, From the hand of the wicked he delivereth them. Psalms 97:11 Light [is] sown for the righteous, And for the upright of heartjoy. Psalms 97:12 Rejoice, ye righteous, in Jehovah, And give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness!