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Psalm 97[a]

97 The Lord reigns.
Let the earth be happy.
Let the many coastlands rejoice.
Dark clouds surround him;
equity and justice are the foundation of his throne.[b]
Fire goes before him;
on every side[c] it burns up his enemies.

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  1. Psalm 97:1 sn Psalm 97. The psalmist depicts the Lord as the sovereign, just king of the world who comes in power to vindicate his people.
  2. Psalm 97:2 sn The Lord’s throne symbolizes his kingship.
  3. Psalm 97:3 tn Heb “all around.”