Psalms 97:2

“Clouds and darkenesse are round about him: righteousnesse and iudgement are the habitation of his throne.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Clouds and darkness [are] round about him: righteousness and judgment [are] the habitation of his throne.
- King James Version

Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Clouds and darkness are round about him: Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

Clouds and darkness surround him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
- Webster's Bible

Clouds and darkness are around him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
- World English Bible

Cloud and darkness [are] round about Him, Righteousness and judgment the basis of His throne.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Clouds and darkness are round about Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 97:2


97:2 Darkness - A dark cloud doth encompass him.


Discussion for Psalms 97

  • Rev. Rodney Quesenberry
    The last verse says give thanks at the remembrance of His Holiness. Unless we know holiness,we can’t give thanks for it. The Word says be ye Holy as He is Holy. It’s not something we do but what He does in us by His Spirit. He makes us Holy after the purging of the carnal nature we were born with, by the Holy Ghost. Hebrews 12 says without Holiness no one shall see God. Thank you Lord for Holiness
  • Hazel
    Thank you Lord for your gift of love
  • BSP
    Verse 10 tells us to hate what is evil or bad from God's standpoint. This takes effort because bad things may appeal to our fallen flesh.
  • Geraldine cole
    God is all ways right Never Wrong!
  • Adelle Shemwell
    Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty. We praise you, O Lord.
  • Lena
    I love and notice the many parts of the Bible that speak of creation, nature, and or God sovereign hand and rule in it! It 's just one more evidence that Jah is the one true God over all the earth and the Bible is His Word. No other religious book speaks so much about nature and creation from the Creators stand point. Or

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