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Psalm 97:2-4 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

[a]Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the foundation of his throne.

There shall go a fire before him, and burn up his enemies round about.

His lightnings gave light unto the world: the earth saw it and was [b]afraid.


  1. Psalm 97:2 He is thus described to keep his enemies in fear, which commonly contemn God’s power.
  2. Psalm 97:4 This fear bringeth not the wicked to true obedience, but maketh them to run away from God.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Psalm 97:2-4 New International Version (NIV)

Clouds and thick darkness surround him;
    righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him
    and consumes his foes on every side.
His lightning lights up the world;
    the earth sees and trembles.

New International Version (NIV)

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