Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.

International Standard Version

Thick clouds are all around him; righteousness and justice are his throne's foundation.

A Conservative Version

Clouds and darkness are round about him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Clouds and darkness are round about Him [as at Sinai]; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.

Bible in Basic English

Dark clouds are round him; his kingdom is based on righteousness and right judging.

Darby Translation

Clouds and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the foundation of his throne.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Clouds and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the seat of his throne.

Julia Smith Translation

A cloud and darkness round about him: justice and judgment the preparing of his throne.

King James 2000

Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and justice are the habitation of his throne.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Cloud and thick darkness [are] surrounding him; righteousness and justice [are] the foundation of his throne.

Modern King James verseion

Clouds and darkness are all around Him; righteousness and judgment are the foundation of His throne.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Clouds and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his seat.

NET Bible

Dark clouds surround him; equity and justice are the foundation of his throne.

New Heart English Bible

Clouds and darkness are around him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

The Emphasized Bible

Clouds and thick darkness, are round about him, Righteousness and justice, are the establishing of his throne.

Webster

Clouds and darkness surround him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

World English Bible

Clouds and darkness are around him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Youngs Literal Translation

Cloud and darkness are round about Him, Righteousness and judgment the basis of His throne.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ענן 
`anan 
Usage: 87

ערפל 
`araphel 
Usage: 16

סביבה סביב 
Cabiyb 
Usage: 334

משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

מכון 
Makown 
Usage: 17

Devotionals

Devotionals about Psalm 97:2

References

Context Readings

Yahweh's Glorious Reign

1 The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; Let the many islands be glad. 2 Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. 3 Fire goes before Him And burns up His adversaries round about.


Cross References

Psalm 89:14

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.

Exodus 19:9

The LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I will come to you in a thick cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and may also believe in you forever." Then Moses told the words of the people to the LORD.

Genesis 18:25

"Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"

Exodus 20:21

So the people stood at a distance, while Moses approached the thick cloud where God was.

Exodus 24:16-18

The glory of the LORD rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; and on the seventh day He called to Moses from the midst of the cloud.

Deuteronomy 4:11-12

"You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the very heart of the heavens: darkness, cloud and thick gloom.

1 Kings 8:10-12

It happened that when the priests came from the holy place, the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

Psalm 18:11-12

He made darkness His hiding place, His canopy around Him, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

Psalm 45:6-7

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

Psalm 77:19

Your way was in the sea And Your paths in the mighty waters, And Your footprints may not be known.

Psalm 99:4

The strength of the King loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Proverbs 16:12

It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness.

Nahum 1:3

The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, And the LORD will by no means leave the guilty unpunished In whirlwind and storm is His way, And clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

Romans 11:33

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

Hebrews 1:8-9

But of the Son He says, "YOUR THRONE, O GOD, IS FOREVER AND EVER, AND THE RIGHTEOUS SCEPTER IS THE SCEPTER OF HIS KINGDOM.

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