Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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

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 thick darkness surround Him [as at Sinai];
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.

Darby Translation

Clouds and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the foundation 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

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Images Psalm 97:2

Context Readings

Yahweh's Glorious Reign

1 The Lord is King, let the earth have joy; let all the sea-lands be glad. 2 Dark clouds are round him; his kingdom is based on righteousness and right judging. 3 Fire goes before him, burning up all those who are against him round about.


Cross References

Psalm 89:14

The seat of your kingdom is resting on righteousness and right judging: mercy and good faith come before your face.

Exodus 19:9

And the Lord said to Moses, See, I will come to you in a thick cloud, so that what I say to you may come to the ears of the people and they may have belief in you for ever. And Moses gave the Lord word of what the people had said.

Genesis 18:25

Let such a thing be far from you, to put the upright to death with the sinner: will not the judge of all the earth do right?

Exodus 20:21

And the people kept their places far off, but Moses went near to the dark cloud where God was.

Exodus 24:16-18

And the glory of the Lord was resting on Mount Sinai, and the cloud was over it for six days; and on the seventh day he said Moses' name out of the cloud.

Deuteronomy 4:11-12

And you came near, waiting at the foot of the mountain; and flames of fire went up from the mountain to the heart of heaven, with dark clouds, and all was black as night.

1 Kings 8:10-12

Now when the priests had come out of the holy place, the house of the Lord was full of the cloud,

Psalm 18:11-12

He made the dark his secret place; his tent round him was the dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

Psalm 45:6-7

Your seat of power, O God, is for ever and ever; the rod of your kingdom is a rod of honour.

Psalm 77:19

Your way was in the sea, and your road in the great waters; there was no knowledge of your footsteps.

Psalm 99:4

The king's power is used for righteousness; you give true decisions, judging rightly in the land of Jacob.

Proverbs 16:12

Evil-doing is disgusting to kings: for the seat of the ruler is based on righteousness.

Nahum 1:3

The Lord is slow to get angry and great in power, and will not let the sinner go without punishment: the way of the Lord is in the wind and the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

Romans 11:33

O how deep is the wealth of the wisdom and knowledge of God! no one is able to make discovery of his decisions, and his ways may not be searched out.

Hebrews 1:8-9

But of the Son he says, Your seat of power, O God, is for ever and ever; and the rod of your kingdom is a rod of righteousness.

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