Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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.

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

and darkness
ערפל 
`araphel 
Usage: 16

סביבה סביב 
Cabiyb 
Usage: 334

and judgment
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

מכון 
Makown 
Usage: 17

Devotionals

Devotionals about Psalm 97:2

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Images Psalm 97:2

Context Readings

Yahweh's Glorious Reign

1 The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles and coastlands be glad! 2 Clouds and darkness are round about Him [as at Sinai]; 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; mercy and loving-kindness and truth go before Your face.

Exodus 19:9

And the Lord said to Moses, Behold, I come to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you and believe you and remain steadfast 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 fare as do the wicked! Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth execute judgment and do righteously?

Exodus 20:21

And the people stood afar off, but Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

Exodus 24:16-18

The glory of the Lord rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days. On the seventh day [God] called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

Deuteronomy 4:11-12

And you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the heart of heaven, with darkness, cloud, and thick gloom.

1 Kings 8:10-12

When the priests had come out of the Holy Place, the cloud filled the Lord's house,

Psalm 18:11-12

He made darkness His secret hiding place; as His pavilion (His canopy) round about Him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

Psalm 45:6-7

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

Psalm 77:19

Your way [in delivering Your people] was through the sea, and Your paths through the great waters, yet Your footsteps were not traceable, but were obliterated.

Psalm 99:4

The strength of the king who loves righteousness and equity You establish in uprightness; You execute justice and righteousness in Jacob (Israel).

Proverbs 16:12

It is an abomination [to God and men] for kings to commit wickedness, for a throne is established and made secure by righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation).

Nahum 1:3

The Lord is slow to anger and great in power and will by no means clear the guilty. The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.

Romans 11:33

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)!

Hebrews 1:8-9

But as to the Son, He says to Him, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever (to the ages of the ages), and the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of absolute righteousness (of justice and straightforwardness).

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