Psalm 97:2 {96:2}
Good News Translation
Clouds and darkness surround him; he rules with righteousness and justice.

Contemporary English Version
Dark clouds surround him, and his throne is supported by justice and fairness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Clouds and darkness are round about him: justice and judgment are the establishment of his throne.

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Clouds and darkness are round about him: justice and judgment are the establishment of his throne.

clouds

Psalm 18:11,12 And he made darkness his cover, his pavilion round about him: dark waters in the clouds of the air. . . .

Psalm 77:19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in many waters: and thy footsteps shall not be known.

Exodus 20:21 And the people stood afar off. But Moses went to the dark cloud wherein God was.

Exodus 24:16-18 And the glory of the Lord dwelt upon Sinai, covering it with a cloud six days: and the seventh day he called him out of the midst of the cloud. . . .

Deuteronomy 4:11,12 And you came to the foot of the mount, which burned even unto heaven: and there was darkness, and a cloud and obscurity in it. . . .

1 Kings 8:10-12 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the sanctuary, that a cloud filled the house of the Lord, . . .

Nahum 1:3 The Lord is patient, and great in power, and will not cleanse and acquit the guilty. The Lord's ways are in a tempest, and a whirlwind, and clouds are the dust of his feet.

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are his judgments, and how unsearchable his ways!

righteousness

Psalm 45:6,7 Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness. . . .

Psalm 89:14 Justice and judgment are the preparation of thy throne. Mercy and truth shall go before thy face:

Psalm 99:4 And the king's honour loveth judgment. Thou hast prepared directions: thou hast done judgment and justice in Jacob.

Genesis 18:25 Far be it from thee to do this thing, and to slay the just with the wicked, and for the just to be in like case as the wicked; this is not beseeming thee: thou who judgest all the earth, wilt not make this judgment.

Hebrews 1:8,9 But to the Son: Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of justice is the sceptre of thy kingdom. . . .

habitation.

Proverbs 16:12 They that act wickedly are abominable to the king: for the throne is established by justice.

Context
Let the Earth Rejoice
1For the same David, when his land was restored again to him. The Lord hath reigned, let the earth rejoice: let many islands be glad. 2Clouds and darkness are round about him: justice and judgment are the establishment of his throne.3A fire shall go before him, and shall burn his enemies round about.…
Cross References
Exodus 19:9
The Lord said to him: Lo, now will I come to thee in the darkness of a cloud, that the people may hear me speaking to thee, and may believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people to the Lord.

Deuteronomy 4:8
For what other nation is there so renowned that hath ceremonies, and just judgments, and all the law, which I will set forth this day before our eyes?

Deuteronomy 4:11
And you came to the foot of the mount, which burned even unto heaven: and there was darkness, and a cloud and obscurity in it.

2 Samuel 22:10
He bowed the heavens, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

1 Kings 8:12
Then Solomon said: The Lord said that he would dwell in a cloud.

Job 26:9
He withholdeth the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud over it.

Psalm 18:9
He bowed the heavens, and came down, and darkness was under his feet.

Psalm 18:11
And he made darkness his cover, his pavilion round about him: dark waters in the clouds of the air.

Psalm 47:8
God shall reign over the nations: God sitteth on his holy throne.

Psalm 89:14
Justice and judgment are the preparation of thy throne. Mercy and truth shall go before thy face:

Psalm 94:15
Until justice be turned into judgment: and they that are near it are all the upright in heart.

Lamentations 3:44
Samech. Thou hast set a cloud before thee, that our prayer may not pass through.

Additional Translations
Clouds and darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are His throne’s foundation.Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

Clouds and darkness are round about him: Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Cloud, and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the establishment of his throne.

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

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

Clouds and darkness surround him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

Clouds and darkness are around him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Cloud and darkness are round about Him, Righteousness and judgment the basis of His throne.
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