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Psalms 97

 

 

Introduction
1The majesty of God's kingdom.
7The church rejoices at God's judgments upon idolaters.
10An exhortation to godliness and gladness.

Verse 1
The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
A. M. 3000. B.C. 1004. Lord
93:1; 96:10,11; 99:1; Obadiah 1:21; Matthew 3:3; 6:10,13; Mark 11:10; Colossians 1:13; Revelation 11:17
the earth
2:11; 98:4-6; Isaiah 49:13; Luke 2:10,11
let the multitude of isles
Heb. let the many, or great isles.
Genesis 10:5; Isaiah 11:11; 24:14-16; 41:5; 42:4,10-12; 49:1; 51:5; 60:9; Isaiah 66:19; Zephaniah 2:11

Verse 2
Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
Clouds
18:11,12; 77:19; Exodus 20:21; 24:16-18; Deuteronomy 4:11,12; 1 Kings 8:10-12; Nahum 1:3; Romans 11:33
righteousness
45:6,7; 89:14; 99:4; Genesis 18:25; Hebrews 1:8,9
habitation
or, establishment.
Proverbs 16:12

Verse 3
A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
18:8; 21:8,9; 50:3; Deuteronomy 4:11,36; 5:4,23,24; 32:22; Daniel 7:10; Nahum 1:5,6; Habakkuk 3:5; Malachi 4:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews 12:29; 2 Peter 3:10-12; Revelation 11:5; 20:15

Verse 4
His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
His
77:18; 144:5,6; Exodus 19:16-18
the earth
104:32; 114:7; Job 9:6; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 27:50,51; 28:2,3; Revelation 11:19; Revelation 19:11

Verse 5
The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
hills
Judges 5:4,5; Isaiah 24:19,20; 64:1,2; Micah 1:3,4; Nahum 1:5; Habakkuk 3:6
the Lord of
47:2; 83:18; Isaiah 54:5; Micah 4:13; Zechariah 4:14; Mark 11:3; 1 Corinthians 1:2

Verse 6
The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
The heavens
19:1; 36:5,6; 50:6; 89:2,5; Isaiah 1:2; Revelation 19:2
all the
67:4; 98:3; Numbers 14:21; 2 Samuel 22:47; Isaiah 6:3; 45:6; 60:2,3; Habakkuk 2:14; Matthew 6:9

Verse 7
Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.
Confounded
Exodus 20:4; Leviticus 26:1; Deuteronomy 5:8; 27:15; Isaiah 37:18,19; 41:29; 42:17; 44:9-11; Jeremiah 10:14; Revelation 14:8-10
worship
Exodus 25:20; 2 Chronicles 3:13; Hebrews 1:6; 1 Peter 1:12; Revelation 5:11-14

Verse 8
Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.
Zion
48:11; Isaiah 51:3; 52:7-10; 62:11; Zephaniah 3:14-17; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:4-9
because
52:6; 58:10; Revelation 18:20; 19:1-7

Verse 9
For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.
high
83:18; Ephesians 1:21; Philippians 2:9-11
far
95:3; 96:4; 115:3-8; 135:5; Exodus 18:11; Jeremiah 10:8,10

Verse 10
Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
Ye that
91:14; Romans 8:28; 1 Corinthians 8:3; James 1:12; 2:5; 1 Peter 1:8; 1 John 4:19; 5:2,3
hate
34:14; 36:4; 37:27; 101:3; 119:104,163; Proverbs 3:7; 8:13; Amos 5:15; Romans 7:15,24; 12:9
preserveth
31:23; 37:28,39,40; 145:20; Proverbs 2:8; Isaiah 45:17; John 20:28-30; Romans 8:28-30; 1 Peter 1:5
delivereth
125:3; Jeremiah 15:21; Daniel 3:28; 6:22,27; 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12; 3:2; 1 John 5:18; Revelation 13:8

Verse 11
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Light
18:28; 112:4; Esther 8:16; Job 22:28; Proverbs 4:18; Isaiah 60:1,2; 62:1; Micah 7:9; John 12:46; Revelation 21:23; 22:5
sown
126:5,6; Galatians 6:8; James 5:7-11

Verse 12
Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Rejoice
32:11; 33:1; Habakkuk 3:17,18; Zephaniah 3:14-17; Philippians 4:4
give thanks
30:4; 60:6; Habakkuk 1:12,13; Hebrews 12:10
at the remembrance
or, to the memorial.

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 97:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-97.html.

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