Psalm 36:9
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New International Version
For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.

New Living Translation
For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.

English Standard Version
For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.

New American Standard Bible
For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.

King James Bible
For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for with You is life's fountain. In Your light we will see light.

International Standard Version
For with you is a fountain of life, and in your light we will see light.

NET Bible
For you are the one who gives and sustains life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the fountain of life is with you and it is in your light that we see light.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Indeed, the fountain of life is with you. In your light we see light.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For with thee is the fountain of life; in thy light shall we see light.

King James 2000 Bible
For with you is the fountain of life: in your light shall we see light.

American King James Version
For with you is the fountain of life: in your light shall we see light.

American Standard Version
For with thee is the fountain of life: In thy light shall we see light.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For with thee is the fountain of life; and in thy light we shall see light.

Darby Bible Translation
For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

English Revised Version
For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Webster's Bible Translation
For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

World English Bible
For with you is the spring of life. In your light shall we see light.

Young's Literal Translation
For with Thee is a fountain of life, In Thy light we see light.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

36:5-12 Men may shut up their compassion, yet, with God we shall find mercy. This is great comfort to all believers, plainly to be seen, and not to be taken away. God does all wisely and well; but what he does we know not now, it is time enough to know hereafter. God's loving-kindness is precious to the saints. They put themselves under his protection, and then are safe and easy. Gracious souls, though still desiring more of God, never desire more than God. The gifts of Providence so far satisfy them, that they are content with such things as they have. The benefit of holy ordinances is sweet to a sanctified soul, and strengthening to the spiritual and Divine life. But full satisfaction is reserved for the future state. Their joys shall be constant. God not only works in them a gracious desire for these pleasures, but by his Spirit fills their souls with joy and peace in believing. He quickens whom he will; and whoever will, may come, and take from him of the waters of life freely. May we know, and love, and uprightly serve the Lord; then no proud enemy, on earth or from hell, shall separate us from his love. Faith calleth things that are not, as though they were. It carries us forward to the end of time; it shows us the Lord, on his throne of judgment; the empire of sin fallen to rise no more.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - For with thee is the fountain of life. The ultimate source of all life is God. Israel had been taught by Moses (Deuteronomy 30:20) that God was their Life; but this was not all; he is equally the Origin of life to everything that lives - to angels, men, beasts, birds, fishes, zoophytes, plants (see Genesis 1:11, 20, 24, 27, etc.). And, as he is the sole Source of natural life, so is he also the one and only Origin of spiritual vitality (Psalm 30:5; Psalm 66:9; John 1:4; John 6:57; John 7:37-39, etc.). And in thy light shall we see light (comp. John 1:4, 5, 9; 1 John 1:5-7). God is essentially Life and Light. He "has life in himself" (John 5:26). He "is Light, and in him is no darkness at all" (1 John 1:5). The Son, who is "the Light of the world" (John 8:12), is but "the Effulgence of his Father's glory" (Hebrews 1:3, Revised Version), "Light of light," the ray which streams from the Sun of the universe. Yet from him comes the light which enlighteneth all creatures (John 1:9). "In his light we see light."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For with thee is the fountain of life,.... Or "lives" (f): God himself is the fountain of living waters; this is a reason proving the happiness of those that trust in the Lord, and that they shall enjoy the above things; because with God the object of their trust is the fountain of life; not only of natural life, from whom they have it, and by whom it is supported, but of spiritual life, being quickened by him when dead in sin, by virtue of which they live by faith on Christ, and also of eternal life; and the phrase denotes, that life is originally in God as in its fountain, and that both the fulness of it is with him, and the freeness of it in the communication of it to others, as well as its continuance and duration;

in thy light shall we see light; God is light itself, the Father of lights, and the former of it in every sense; in the light of his countenance, and the discoveries of his love, they that trust in him see light, or enjoy comfort; and in the light of his Son Jesus Christ, the sun of righteousness and light of the world, they see the face of God, and enjoy his favour, and behold the glory and excellency of Christ himself; and in the light of the divine Spirit, who is a spirit of wisdom and revelation, they see their sins exceeding sinful, their righteousness as nothing, and a preciousness in the blood, righteousness, and sacrifice of Christ; and in the light of the divine word they see the truths of the Gospel in their native simplicity and excellency, and the duties of religion to be performed by them; and in the light of faith, which is the gift of God, they have at least a glimpse of the unseen glories of the other world; and when the beatific vision shall take place, they shall see no more darkly through a glass, but face to face, even God himself, as he is in Christ.

(f) "vena vitarum", Montanus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. Light is an emblem of all blessings, given of God as a means to gain more.

Psalm 36:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
There is No Fear of God Before his Eyes
8They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. 9For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light. 10O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.…
Cross References
Psalm 19:8
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

Psalm 34:5
Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.

Psalm 43:3
Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.

Psalm 87:7
As they make music they will sing, "All my fountains are in you."

Jeremiah 2:13
"My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.

Daniel 2:22
He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.
Treasury of Scripture

For with you is the fountain of life: in your light shall we see light.

For

Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall you draw water out of the wells of salvation.

Jeremiah 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the …

John 4:10,14 Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and …

John 7:37-39 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, …

Revelation 21:6 And he said to me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning …

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, …

in thy

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD …

Job 29:3 When his candle shined on my head, and when by his light I walked …

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more …

Isaiah 2:5 O house of Jacob, come you, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD …

Job 29:3 When his candle shined on my head, and when by his light I walked …

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more …

Isaiah 2:5 O house of Jacob, come you, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Isaiah 60:1,2,19 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is …

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise …

John 1:8,9 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light…

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: …

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined …

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down …

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship …

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine …

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