97 1 The Prophet exhorteth all to rejoice for the coming of the kingdom of Christ, 7 dreadful to the rebels and idolaters,  8 and joyful to the just, whom he exhorteth to innocency, 12 to rejoicing and thanksgiving.

The [a]Lord reigneth: let the earth rejoice: let the [b]multitude of the Isles be glad.

[c]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.

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  1. Psalm 97:1 He showeth that where God reigneth, there is all felicity, and spiritual joy.
  2. Psalm 97:1 For the Gospel shall not be only preached in Judea, but through all isles and countries.
  3. Psalm 97:2 He is thus described to keep his enemies in fear, which commonly contemn God’s power.

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