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.
1 The [a]Lord reigneth: let the earth rejoice: let the [b]multitude of the Isles be glad.
2 [c]Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the foundation of his throne.
3 There shall go a fire before him, and burn up his enemies round about.
Psalm 97:1He showeth that where God reigneth, there is all felicity, and spiritual joy.
Psalm 97:1For the Gospel shall not be only preached in Judea, but through all isles and countries.
Psalm 97:2He is thus described to keep his enemies in fear, which commonly contemn God’s power.
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