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Psalms 97:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— His lightnings lightened the world: The earth saw, and trembled.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— His lightnings lit up the world; The earth saw and trembled.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— His lightnings lightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— His lightnings, have illumined, the world, The earth, hath seen, and hath trembled;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lightened have His lightnings the world, The earth hath seen, and is pained.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— His lightnings have shone forth to the world: the earth saw and trembled.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— His lightnings inlightned the world: the earth sawe, and trembled.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— His lightnings appeared to the world; the earth saw, and trembled.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
His lightnings 1300
{1300} Prime
From H1299; lightning; by analogy a gleam; concretely a flashing sword.
enlightened 215
{0215} Prime
A primitive root; to be (causatively make) luminous (literally and metaphorically).
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
the world: 8398
{8398} Prime
From H2986; the earth (as moist and therefore inhabited); by extension the globe; by implication its inhabitants; specifically a particular land, as Babylonia or Palestine.
the earth 776
{0776} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
saw, 7200
{7200} Prime
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
and trembled. 2342
{2342} Prime
A primitive root; properly to twist or whirl (in a circular or spiral manner), that is, (specifically) to dance, to writhe in pain (especially of parturition) or fear; figuratively to wait, to pervert.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 97:3-5.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 97:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 97:4

His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and (d) trembled.

(d) This fear does not bring the wicked to true obedience, but makes them run away from God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 77:18 The voice of thy thunder [was] in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.
Psalms 144:5-6 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. ... Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.
Exodus 19:16-18 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that [was] in the camp trembled. ... And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

the earth:

Psalms 104:32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
Psalms 114:7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;
Job 9:6 Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.
Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD [is] the true God, he [is] the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
Matthew 27:50-51 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. ... And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
Matthew 28:2-3 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. ... His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
Revelation 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
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Ex 19:16. Jb 9:6. Ps 77:18; 104:32; 114:7; 144:5. Jr 10:10. Mt 27:50; 28:2. Rv 11:19; 19:11.

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