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Psalms 97:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A fire goeth before him, And burneth up his adversaries round about.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Fire goes before Him And burns up His adversaries round about.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his adversaries round about.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Fire, before him, proceedeth, That it may consume, round about, his adversaries.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Fire before Him goeth, And burneth round about His adversaries.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A fire shall go before him, and shall burn his enemies round about.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A fire goeth before him: and burneth vp his enemies round about.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Fire shall go before him, and burn up his enemies round about.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A fire 784
{0784} Prime
אֵשׁ
'esh
{aysh}
A primitive word; fire (literally or figuratively).
goeth y3212
[3212] Standard
יָלַך
yalak
{yaw-lak'}
A primitive root (compare H1980); to walk (literally or figuratively); causatively to carry (in various senses).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x1980
(1980) Complement
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
before 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
him, and burneth up 3857
{3857} Prime
לָהַט
lahat
{law-hat'}
A primitive root; properly to lick, that is, (by implication) to blaze.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
his enemies 6862
{6862} Prime
צַר
tsar
{tsar}
From H6887; narrow; (as a noun) a tight place (usually figuratively, that is, trouble); also a pebble (as in H6864); (transitively) an opponent (as crowding).
round about. 5439
{5439} Prime
סָבִיב
cabiyb
{saw-beeb'}
From H5437; (as noun) a circle, neighbor, or environs; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 97:3-5

_ _ The attending illustrations of God’s awful justice on enemies (Psalms 83:14) are seen in the disclosures of His almighty power on the elements of nature (compare Psalms 46:2; Psalms 77:17; Habakkuk 3:6, etc.).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 97:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 18:8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
Psalms 21:8-9 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee. ... Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
Psalms 50:3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
Deuteronomy 4:11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
Deuteronomy 4:36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.
Deuteronomy 5:4 The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire,
Deuteronomy 5:23-24 And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, [even] all the heads of your tribes, and your elders; ... And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath shewed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man, and he liveth.
Deuteronomy 32:22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
Daniel 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
Nahum 1:5-6 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. ... Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
Habakkuk 3:5 Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.
Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Hebrews 12:29 For our God [is] a consuming fire.
2 Peter 3:10-12 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. ... Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
Revelation 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
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Dt 4:11, 36; 5:4, 23; 32:22. Ps 18:8; 21:8; 50:3. Dn 7:10. Na 1:5. Hab 3:5. Mal 4:1. 2Th 1:8. He 12:29. 2P 3:10. Rv 11:5; 20:15.

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