1 The Lord rules, and the earth is happy. All the faraway lands are happy. 2 Thick dark clouds surround the Lord. Goodness and justice make his kingdom strong. 3 A fire goes in front of the Lord and destroys his enemies. 4 His lightning flashes in the sky. The people see it and are afraid. 5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, the Master of the earth. 6 Skies, tell about his goodness! Let every person see God’s glory! 7 People worship their idols. They brag about their “gods.” But those people will be embarrassed. Their “gods” will bow down and worship the Lord. 8 Zion, listen and be happy! Cities of Judah, be happy! Why? Because the Lord makes wise decisions. 9 Lord Most-High, you really are the ruler of the earth. You are much better than the “gods.” 10 People who love the Lord hate evil. So God saves his followers. God saves his followers from evil people. 11 Light and happiness shine on good people. 12 Good people, be happy in the Lord! Honor his holy name!