Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Clouds and darkness are around him. 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.

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.

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 Yahweh reigns! Let the earth rejoice! Let the multitude of islands be glad! 2 Clouds and darkness are around him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 3 A fire goes before him, and burns up his adversaries on every side.


Cross References

Psalm 89:14

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Loving kindness and truth go before your face.

Exodus 19:9

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

Genesis 18:25

Be it far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be like the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn't the Judge of all the earth do right?"

Exodus 20:21

The people stayed at a distance, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

Exodus 24:16-18

The glory of Yahweh settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. The seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

Deuteronomy 4:11-12

You came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the heart of the sky, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness.

1 Kings 8:10-12

It came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of Yahweh,

Psalm 18:11-12

He made darkness his hiding place, his pavilion around him, darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

Psalm 45:6-7

Your throne, God, is forever and ever. A scepter of equity is the scepter of your kingdom.

Psalm 77:19

Your way was through the sea; your paths through the great waters. Your footsteps were not known.

Psalm 99:4

The King's strength also loves justice. You do establish equity. You execute justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Proverbs 16:12

It is an abomination for kings to do wrong, for the throne is established by righteousness.

Nahum 1:3

Yahweh is slow to anger, and great in power, and will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. Yahweh 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 both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!

Hebrews 1:8-9

But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your Kingdom.

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