Psalm 97:7
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New International Version
All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- worship him, all you gods!

King James Bible
Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.

Darby Bible Translation
Ashamed be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols. Worship him, all ye gods.

World English Bible
Let all them be shamed who serve engraved images, who boast in their idols. Worship him, all you gods!

Young's Literal Translation
Ashamed are all servants of a graven image, Those boasting themselves in idols, Bow yourselves to him, all ye gods.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Confounded be fell they - Rather, They shall be confounded that boast themselves in idols. There is a remarkable play on the letters here, המתהללים hammithhalelim, who move like madmen; referring to the violent gestures practiced in idolatrous rites.

Of idols - באלילים baelilim, in vanities, emptinesses; who "make much ado about nothing," and take a mad and painful pleasure in ridiculous and unprofitable ceremonies of religion.

Worship him - Who? Jesus: so says the apostle, Hebrews 1:6. Who will dare to dispute his authority?

All ye gods - Οἱ αγγελοι αυτου, his angels: so the Septuagint and the apostle: "Let all the angels of God worship him:" and the words are most certainly applied to the Savior of the world by the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews; see the note there. The Chaldee says: "All nations who worship idols shall adore him."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Exodus 20:4 You shall not make to you any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath...

Leviticus 26:1 You shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither raise you up a standing image...

Deuteronomy 5:8 You shall not make you any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath...

Deuteronomy 27:15 Cursed be the man that makes any graven or molten image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman...

Isaiah 37:18,19 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries...

Isaiah 41:29 Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.

Isaiah 42:17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, You are our gods.

Isaiah 44:9-11 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses...

Jeremiah 10:14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood...

Revelation 14:8-10 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city...


Exodus 25:20 And the cherubim shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings...

2 Chronicles 3:13 The wings of these cherubim spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were inward.

Hebrews 1:6 And again, when he brings in the first-begotten into the world, he said, And let all the angels of God worship him.

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did minister the things...

Revelation 5:11-14 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders...

August 13. "Clouds and Darkness are Round About Him" (Ps. Xcvii. 2).
"Clouds and darkness are round about Him" (Ps. xcvii. 2). The presence of clouds upon your sky, and trials in your path, is the very best evidence that you are following the pillar of cloud, and walking in the presence of God. They had to enter the cloud before they could behold the glory of the transfiguration, and a little later that same cloud became the chariot to receive the ascending Lord, and it is still waiting as the chariot that will bring His glorious appearing. Still it is true that white
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

We Too are Thine.
"The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice."--Psalm 97:1. "Herr, unser Gott, mit Ehrfurcht dienen." [68]G. Tersteegen. transl., Sarah Findlater, 1858 Lord our God, in reverence lowly, The hosts of heaven call Thee "holy." From cherubim and seraphim, From angel phalanx, far extending, In fuller tones is still ascending The "holy, holy," of their hymn. The fount of joy Thou art, Ever filling every heart, Ever! ever! We too are Thine, and with them sing, "Thou, Lord, and only Thou art King." Lord,
Jane Borthwick—Hymns from the Land of Luther

Being Made Archbishop of Armagh, He Suffers Many Troubles. Peace Being Made, from Being Archbishop of Armagh He Becomes Bishop of Down.
[Sidenote: 1129] 19. (12). Meanwhile[365] it happened that Archbishop Cellach[366] fell sick: he it was who ordained Malachy deacon, presbyter and bishop: and knowing that he was dying he made a sort of testament[367] to the effect that Malachy ought to succeed him,[368] because none seemed worthier to be bishop of the first see. This he gave in charge to those who were present, this he commanded to the absent, this to the two kings of Munster[369] and to the magnates of the land he specially enjoined
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Messiah Despised, and Rejected of Men
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrow, and acquainted with grief. T he heathen moralists, ignorant of the character and perfections of God, the true dignity and immorality of the soul, and the root and extent of human depravity, had no better foundation, for what they call virtue, than pride; no higher aim in their regulations, than the interests of society, and the conduct of civil life. They expressed, indeed, occasionally, some sentiments of a superior kind; but these, however just
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Cross References
Hebrews 1:6
And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him."

Deuteronomy 5:8
"You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.

Judges 16:24
When the people saw him, they praised their god, saying, "Our god has delivered our enemy into our hands, the one who laid waste our land and multiplied our slain."

Psalm 78:58
They angered him with their high places; they aroused his jealousy with their idols.

Psalm 106:36
They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them.

Psalm 138:1
Of David. I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; before the "gods" I will sing your praise.

Isaiah 42:17
But those who trust in idols, who say to images, 'You are our gods,' will be turned back in utter shame.

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