Psalm 97:4
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New American Standard Bible
His lightnings lit up the world; The earth saw and trembled.

King James Bible
His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

Darby Bible Translation
His lightnings lightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

World English Bible
His lightning lights up the world. The earth sees, and trembles.

Young's Literal Translation
Lightened have His lightnings the world, The earth hath seen, and is pained.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

His lightnings enlightened the world ... - See the notes at Psalm 77:18. Compare Psalm 104:32; Habakkuk 3:6-10.

Psalm 97:4 Parallel Commentaries

Righteous Hatred
The duty here enjoined is a general one to all God's people. We are to hate all evi--not some evils. It was said, you know, long ago, of certain professors, that they did "Compound for sins they were inclined to By damning those they had no mind to." And there are some, I dare say, at this day, who think others extremely guilty for committing iniquities which they do not care to commit, but they themselves commit other sins with which they deal very gently. O Christian, never take hold of sin, except
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

Snares of Satan
The great controversy between Christ and Satan, that has been carried forward for nearly six thousand years, is soon to close; and the wicked one redoubles his efforts to defeat the work of Christ in man's behalf and to fasten souls in his snares. To hold the people in darkness and impenitence till the Saviour's mediation is ended, and there is no longer a sacrifice for sin, is the object which he seeks to accomplish. When there is no special effort made to resist his power, when indifference prevails
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Exodus 19:16
So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.

2 Samuel 22:8
"Then the earth shook and quaked, The foundations of heaven were trembling And were shaken, because He was angry.

Psalm 77:18
The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lit up the world; The earth trembled and shook.

Psalm 96:9
Worship the LORD in holy attire; Tremble before Him, all the earth.

Psalm 104:32
He looks at the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they smoke.

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