Psalm 19:5
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New International Version
It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

New Living Translation
It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding. It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.

English Standard Version
which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.

New American Standard Bible
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.

King James Bible
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is like a groom coming from the bridal chamber; it rejoices like an athlete running a course.

International Standard Version
which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, or like a champion who rejoices at the beginning of a race.

NET Bible
Like a bridegroom it emerges from its chamber; like a strong man it enjoys running its course.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he is like a bridegroom who goes forth from the place of the bridal bed; he will leap for joy like a mighty man to run his course.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
which comes out of its chamber like a bridegroom. Like a champion, it is eager to run its course.

Jubilee Bible 2000
which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber and rejoices as a strong man to run a race.

King James 2000 Bible
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices as a strong man to run a race.

American King James Version
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices as a strong man to run a race.

American Standard Version
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoiceth as a strong man to run his course.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath set his tabernacle in the sun: and he, as a bridegroom coming out of his bride chamber, Hath rejoiced as a giant to run the way:

Darby Bible Translation
And he is as a bridegroom going forth from his chamber; he rejoiceth as a strong man to run the race.

English Revised Version
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run his course.

Webster's Bible Translation
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

World English Bible
which is as a bridegroom coming out of his room, like a strong man rejoicing to run his course.

Young's Literal Translation
And he, as a bridegroom, goeth out from his covering, He rejoiceth as a mighty one To run the path.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

19:1-6 The heavens so declare the glory of God, and proclaim his wisdom, power, and goodness, that all ungodly men are left without excuse. They speak themselves to be works of God's hands; for they must have a Creator who is eternal, infinitely wise, powerful, and good. The counter-changing of day and night is a great proof of the power of God, and calls us to observe, that, as in the kingdom of nature, so in that of providence, he forms the light, and creates the darkness, Isa 45:7, and sets the one against the other. The sun in the firmament is an emblem of the Sun of righteousness, the Bridegroom of the church, and the Light of the world, diffusing Divine light and salvation by his gospel to the nations of the earth. He delights to bless his church, which he has espoused to himself; and his course will be unwearied as that of the sun, till the whole earth is filled with his light and salvation. Let us pray for the time when he shall enlighten, cheer, and make fruitful every nation on earth, with the blessed salvation. They have no speech or language, so some read it, and yet their voice is heard. All people may hear these preachers speak in their own tongue the wonderful works of God. Let us give God the glory of all the comfort and benefit we have by the lights of heaven, still looking above and beyond them to the Sun of righteousness.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; literally, and he is as a bridegroom. The bridegroom went forth to meet the bride in glorious apparel, and "preceded by a blaze of torch-light" (Kay). The sun's "chamber" is where he passes the night - below the earth; from this he bursts forth at morning in his full glory, scattering the darkness, and lighting up his splendid "tabernacle." And rejoiceth as a strong man-to run a race (comp. Judges 5:31, "As the sun when he goeth forth in his might"). The Prayer-book Version, if less literal, better conveys the spirit of the original.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,.... His nuptial chamber, on which Elias writes (y),

"we call the garment (or canopy) spread over the head of the bridegroom and bride, supported by four pillars, in the time of their espousals, ''

who looks lovely and beautiful in his nuptial robes, cheerful and pleasant in his countenance, creating pleasure and delight in all his friends that see him and hear his voice: and this simile is expressive of the brightness and glory of the sun when it rises; and of the joy and pleasure which it produces in the minds of men when they behold it: all which sets forth the loveliness and beauty of Christ, as he is held forth in the ministration of the Gospel, and the joy unspeakable and full of glory which his presence yields, after a short departure from his people; see Isaiah 61:10;

and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race; in which he shows his readiness, velocity, and strength; and this denotes the swiftness of the sun in running its course, and its indefatigableness in its constant motion; though it has been employed therein for so many thousands of years, yet every morning rises with the same cheerfulness, pursues its course, and is never weary: all which may point at the readiness of Gospel ministers, their swiftness to run to and fro, and their strength to fulfil the course of their ministry, in which Christ, the sun of righteousness, is held forth in so glorious a manner.

(y) Elias, in his Tishbi, p. 119. The same word is used Isa. iv. 5. and translated "a defence".

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5, 6. The sun, as the most glorious heavenly body, is specially used to illustrate the sentiment; and his vigorous, cheerful, daily, and extensive course, and his reviving heat (including light), well display the wondrous wisdom of his Maker.

Psalm 19:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Heavens Declare the Glory of God
4Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world. In them He has placed a tent for the sun, 5Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; It rejoices as a strong man to run his course. 6Its rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.…
Cross References
Psalm 19:4
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.

Psalm 19:6
It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.

Joel 2:16
Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders, gather the children, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room and the bride her chamber.
Treasury of Scripture

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices as a strong man to run a race.

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Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my …

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John 3:29 He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, …

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Ecclesiastes 1:5 The sun also rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to his place …

1 Corinthians 9:24-26 Know you not that they which run in a race run all, but one receives …

Philippians 3:13,14 Brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing …

Hebrews 12:1,2 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, …

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