Psalm 97:4
New International Version
His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.

New Living Translation
His lightning flashes out across the world. The earth sees and trembles.

English Standard Version
His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.

Berean Study Bible
His lightning illuminates the world; the earth sees and trembles.

New American Standard Bible
His lightnings lit up the world; The earth saw and trembled.

King James Bible
His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

Christian Standard Bible
His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.

Contemporary English Version
and his lightning is so bright that the earth sees it and trembles.

Good News Translation
His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees it and trembles.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.

International Standard Version
His lightning bolts light the world; the earth sees and shakes.

NET Bible
His lightning bolts light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.

New Heart English Bible
His lightning lights up the world. The earth sees, and trembles.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His lightnings lit up the world, the Earth saw and was troubled.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His flashes of lightning light up the world. The earth sees them and trembles.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His lightnings lighted up the world; The earth saw, and trembled.

New American Standard 1977
His lightnings lit up the world; The earth saw and trembled.

Jubilee Bible 2000
His lightnings enlightened the world; the earth saw and trembled.

King James 2000 Bible
His lightnings light up the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

American King James Version
His lightning enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

American Standard Version
His lightnings lightened the world: The earth saw, and trembled.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
His lightnings appeared to the world; the earth saw, and trembled.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His lightnings have shone forth to the world: the earth saw and trembled.

Darby Bible Translation
His lightnings lightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

English Revised Version
His lightnings lightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

Webster's Bible Translation
His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

World English Bible
His lightning lights up the world. The earth sees, and trembles.

Young's Literal Translation
Lightened have His lightnings the world, The earth hath seen, and is pained.
Study Bible
Let the Earth Rejoice
3Fire goes before Him and consumes His foes on every side. 4His lightning illuminates the world; the earth sees and trembles. 5The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.…
Cross References
Exodus 19:16
On the third day, when morning came, there was thunder and lightning. A thick cloud was upon the mountain, with a very loud trumpet blast, so that all the people in the camp trembled.

2 Samuel 22:8
Then the earth shook and quaked; the foundations of the heavens trembled; they were shaken because He burned with anger.

Psalm 77:18
Your thunder resounded in the whirlwind; the lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked.

Psalm 96:9
Worship the LORD in the splendor of His holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.

Psalm 104:32
He looks on the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they smolder.

Treasury of Scripture

His lightning enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

his

Psalm 77:18
The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

Psalm 144:5,6
Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke…

Exodus 19:16-18
And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled…

the earth

Psalm 104:32
He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.

Psalm 114:7
Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

Job 9:6
Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.







Lexicon
His lightning
בְרָקָ֣יו (ḇə·rā·qāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1300: Lightning, a gleam, a flashing sword

illuminates
הֵאִ֣ירוּ (hê·’î·rū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 215: To be or become light

the world;
תֵּבֵ֑ל (tê·ḇêl)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8398: The earth, the globe, its inhabitants, a particular land

the earth
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

sees
רָאֲתָ֖ה (rā·’ă·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

and trembles.
וַתָּחֵ֣ל (wat·tā·ḥêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2342: To twist, whirl, to dance, to writhe in pain, fear, to wait, to pervert
(4) See Psalm 77:17-18, from which this is taken.

Verse 4. - His lightnings enlightened the world. Here the tenses change from present to past - not, however, that any past event is alluded to, but merely to mark prophetic certainty. The psalmist, rapt in vision, sees the future as past. Lightnings play a part in almost' all theophanies (Exodus 19:16; Job 37:1-5; Psalm 18:13; Psalm 77:18, etc.). The earth saw, and trembled (comp. Judges 5:4; Psalm 68:8; Psalm 114:7). 97:1-7 Though many have been made happy in Christ, still there is room. And all have reason to rejoice in Christ's government. There is a depth in his counsels, which we must not pretend to fathom; but still righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. Christ's government, though it might be matter of joy to all, will yet be matter of terror to some; but it is their own fault that it is so. The most resolute and daring opposition will be baffled at the presence of the Lord. And the Lord Jesus will ere long come, and put an end to idol worship of every kind.
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