1 TheHe shows that where God reigns, there is all happiness and spiritual joy.LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let theFor the gospel will not only be preached in Judea, but through all isles and countries.multitude of isles be glad [thereof].
2 He is thus described to keep his enemies in fear, who commonly contemn God's power.Clouds and darkness [are] round about him: righteousness and judgment [are] the habitation of his throne.
3 There shall goe a fire before him, & burne vp his enemies round about.
4 His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, andThis fear does not bring the wicked to true obedience, but makes them run away from God.trembled.
5 The mountaines melted like waxe at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6 The heauens declare his righteousnes, and all the people see his glory.
7 He signifies that God's judgments are ready to destroy the idolatry.Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him,Let all who are esteemed in the world fall down before him.all [ye] gods.
8 Zion heard, and was glad; and theThe Jews will have opportunity to rejoice that the Gentiles are made partakers with them of God's favour.daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.
9 For thou, Lorde, art most High aboue all the earth: thou art much exalted aboue all gods.
10 Ye thatHe requires two things from his children: the one that they detest vice, the other, that they put their trust in God for their deliverance.love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
11 Though God's deliverance does not appear suddenly, yet it is sown and laid up in store for them.Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at theBe mindful of his benefits and only trust in his defence.remembrance of his holiness.