Psalm 97:2
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English Standard Version
Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

King James Bible
Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

American Standard Version
Clouds and darkness are round about him: Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Clouds and darkness are round about him: justice and judgment are the establishment of his throne.

English Revised Version
Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the foundation of his throne.

Webster's Bible Translation
Clouds and darkness surround him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

Psalm 97:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Call to the families of the peoples to worship God, the One, living, and glorious God. הבוּ is repeated three times here as Psalm 29:1-11, of which the whole strophe is an echo. Isaiah (ch. 60) sees them coming in with the gifts which they are admonished to bring with them into the courts of Jahve (in Chr. only: לפניו). Instead of בּהדרת קדשׁ here and in the chronicler, the lxx brings the courts (חצרת) in once more; but the dependence of the strophe upon Psalm 29:1-11 furnishes a guarantee for the "holy attire," similar to the wedding garment in the New Testament parable. Instead of מפּניו, Psalm 96:9, the chronicler has מלּפניו, just as he also alternates with both forms, 2 Chronicles 32:7, cf. 1 Chronicles 19:18.

Psalm 97:2 Parallel Commentaries

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clouds

Psalm 18:11,12 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies...

Psalm 77:19 Your way is in the sea, and your path in the great waters, and your footsteps are not known.

Exodus 20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

Exodus 24:16-18 And the glory of the LORD stayed on mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days...

Deuteronomy 4:11,12 And you came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the middle of heaven, with darkness, clouds...

1 Kings 8:10-12 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD...

Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked...

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

righteousness

Psalm 45:6,7 Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom is a right scepter...

Psalm 89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of your throne: mercy and truth shall go before your face.

Psalm 99:4 The king's strength also loves judgment; you do establish equity, you execute judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

Genesis 18:25 That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked...

Hebrews 1:8,9 But to the Son he said, Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom...

habitation. or, establishment

Proverbs 16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

Cross References
Exodus 19:9
And the LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I am coming to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you forever." When Moses told the words of the people to the LORD,

Deuteronomy 4:8
And what great nation is there, that has statutes and rules so righteous as all this law that I set before you today?

Deuteronomy 4:11
And you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, while the mountain burned with fire to the heart of heaven, wrapped in darkness, cloud, and gloom.

2 Samuel 22:10
He bowed the heavens and came down; thick darkness was under his feet.

1 Kings 8:12
Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he would dwell in thick darkness.

Job 26:9
He covers the face of the full moon and spreads over it his cloud.

Psalm 18:9
He bowed the heavens and came down; thick darkness was under his feet.

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