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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Psalms Chapter 97

Psalms 97:1

psa 97:1

Isles - The Gentile nations, as this word, used Isa 42:4, is expounded, Mat 12:21.

Psalms 97:2

psa 97:2

Darkness - A dark cloud doth encompass him.

Psalms 97:6

psa 97:6

Heavens - The angels, yea God himself from heaven.

Psalms 97:7

psa 97:7

Confounded - Let them be ashamed of their folly. Gods - All you whom the Gentiles have made the objects of their worship.

Psalms 97:8

psa 97:8

Zion - Thy people dwelling in Zion or Jerusalem, to whom Christ came. Heard - The fame of thy judgments, and the setting up the kingdom of the Messiah.

Psalms 97:11

psa 97:11

Light - Joy and happiness. Sown - Is laid up for them.

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